The Latest AMD APUs – Going Mobile Gets Better

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.

New HP Laptops Make Touch Affordable

Wasn’t too long ago that adding TouchSmart technology to our computers meant adding a lot to the price tag. What’s great about today’s announcements is that we’re releasing a wide variety of touch screen-enabled Pavilion and ENVY laptops without making sacrifices under the hood or paying through the nose.

CES: New HP Gear, an Ultrabook Tree and One GIANT Laptop

A full week of "geek" is still going on in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show as I write this...and it's been a busy one for HP. In fact, we just got a best-of-CES  award from for the EliteBook Revolve. I also hit the floor to give you photo evidence of what HP and some of our partners were up to during the show.

A Far Cry 3 Technology Tour (and Tweak Tips)

Far Cry 3 strands you on a gorgeous – and deadly – tropical island. EVEN IF you weren’t a gamer, you’d want to just roam and explore this dysfunctional bullet-riddled slice of paradise. It is a showcase for what a PC was born to do….and it also happens to be fun to play. Let’s take you on a quick technical tour of the fictional Rook Islands, give you some tweaking tips regardless of the graphics card you have and things to look for in the tech and on the island.

Which HP PCs Offer Windows 8?

You’ve probably seen a ton of stories circulating around a certain new OS from Microsoft…and new PCs that’ll be supporting it. Well, if you’re hot for the switch and on the market for a new PC, I wanted to clue you in on which HP models you can order right now. That way, when October 26th rolls around, you can just dig in and start playing with your new computer.

A Closer Look at the ENVY 4 and ENVY 6

We gave you the scoop when the ENVY 4 and ENVY 6 launched. I demonstrated in videos how the ENVY 6 performs under pressure by playing DiRT 3. Now that I’ve had more prolonged time with the Sleekbook flavor of this slim machine, I now have some benchmarks and insights to back up how they perform...and some thoughts from the guys at PC World. Keep reading for the skinny.

Laptops: Better Than Game Consoles

If you bought a laptop today – and I’m talking even a slim, little Sleekbook…not some game-crusher like the Pavilion dv7 – you’d have an overall better experience than some console collecting dust in your home entertainment center and I dare you to convince me otherwise. 

What is AMD’s Trinity?

Yesterday, Darren went into a hands-on test with the latest Pavilion p7 -- featuring AMD's Trinity technology. People were asking for more details to explain what that means.Today, we’re giving the floor to Phil Hughes, Senior PR Manager from AMD to go a little deeper into the tech behind Trinity.

AMD’s Trinity Hits HP’s Pavilion p7 [Hands-On]

The latest Pavilion p7 is hiding something under the hood: It is HP’s first desktop to rock the lasted AMD hardware, code-named, “Trinity.” What is Trinity, exactly – and what does it mean for your PC? Here’s the super-short version: Imagine a motherboard / CPU / integrated graphics solution that actually delivers a good, affordable performance kick. That is exactly what I’ve been finding as I started tinkering with the Pavilion p7 myself this past weekend. Want to learn more about the machine that I’ve been tinkering with for a couple days? Keep on reading.

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ENVY 6: Sleekbook, Ultrabook Awesomeness

Back when we first unveiled the ENVY 4 and ENVY 6, I took a stab at answering the question: “What, exactly, is a Sleekbook?” I tried to break it down for you in simple fashion. Bottom-lining it, a Sleekbook is a superthin laptop that features other processors or components that go outside the Ultrabook spec. Joel Santo Domingo over at PC Magazine has a nice breakdown of the differences...and I have a short video to prove how well an ENVY 6 works. Keep reading to get a better taste of what the ENVY 6 can do. 


TheNextBenchmark: How I Test HP PCs

You may -- or may not -- have noticed, but as new machines come in, I do my best to get a little quality one-on-one time with these new PCs. Today, I wanted to tell you a little bit about the battery of tests that we're throwing at these computers here at HP’s I like to call it, “TheNextBenchmark” because I'm clever like that. Or not. Curious to see how your PC stacks up? I’ve got some of the best tests for your rig – and I’m going to show you where to find ‘em.

VIdeo Tests: The ENVY 15 In Action

If you've been curious about how the ENVY 15 runs, you might’ve seen some reviews. Or maybe you wanted to eyeball how the Radeon HD 7690M graphics perform in these laptops. I’m gonna be honest: I haven’t had the chance to lay hands upon a final unit since they came out in December. HOWEVER, I’ve found a video rundown over at that shows what kind of performance to expect in games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and FEAR 2. Curious to learn more? I thought so. Keep reading…


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