Last week, Microsoft talked more about the gaming direction of the upcoming Xbox One. Sony Fired back with more details about its PS4. And somewhere, midway around the show floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, I realized one thing: This isn’t good news for PC gamers – IT’S A GREAT NEWS. “Why?” Glad you asked. Let's break it down for you five ways
The HP ENVY Rove20 (coming in July for under $1000) and the SlateBook x2 (coming in August for $480) are sweet little products. I should know. I mean, it’s my job is play with our latest products and think of new ways to use them – and tell you about it. Sometimes, though, my boss unlocks the basement door and lets me interact with folks in the real world. Like last week.
While we’ve been rolling out announcements of new desktops and laptops over the past couple weeks, AMD has had some news of their own to crow about: Its next big jump in Accelerated Processing Units (APUs, for short). That’s why I wanted to give the floor to AMD’s Gary Silcott (senior manager for consumer and OEM products) to explain a little more about what’s on tap for 2013.
Toronto-based Sheridan College student Emily Touesnard went from animating ‘with boxing gloves’ to screening her work in front of top animation industry executives from across North America, including Nickelodeon and Jib Jab Media....all thanks to HP Workstations. Check out her awesome work....and hear her story!
The latest, greatest multimedia desktop – HP’s ENVY Phoenix 800 – has been formally announced. The update features 4th Generation Intel Core processors….and all the other frostiness that you’ve come to know – since I’ve yammered about these PCs on the blog for some time now. So, I wanted to drive a little point home for you to ponder before the new rev launches on June 5th (starting at $1099): This may be a mainstream machine-priced, but it has enough wattage to run a Titan. The Nvidia Titan, that is.
There’s a new wave of towers coming from the HP labs. They range from the wee-priced budget-friendly HP 110 and svelte Pavilion Slimline 400 to monstrous multimedia machines. Here on the blog you know I’m bound to talk about the gaming-grade awesomeness of the HP ENVY Phoenix 800. Because I’m biased like that. For the sake of this story let me give you a quick rundown of the rest of the pack. (I go into my initial thoughts on the latest iteration of the Phoenix right here.)
Jay Strut – (A.K.A @jaystrut) – is a style blogger. But what happens when you hook someone like him up with an ENVY x2? We had the chance to find out recently as Melissa Zieger hung out with the man, a number of other blogger-buddies and Dimitry Sholokhov (winner of Season 10’s Project Runway) for a little experiment. Jay kindly volunteered to guest blog for us to describe what happened….