Photos: HP’s Win 8 Launch Party

How would you celebrate the launch of a new operating system? Well, if you’ve got a ton of awesome new products to show off to people, you throw a party. This week, in New York City at Terminal 5, HP threw a big ol’ jam around “The Sound of Touch.” With all the growing excitement for Windows 8, we  wanted to show off why we were excited. Want to see a life-sized laptop, Hip-Hop Group The Far East Movement….and a gang of new HP products….? Keep reading.

HP’s Beats Audio: Explained

Not all audio is created equal. The Beats audio implementations on HP PCs just sound better than the competition. It’s not just me saying stuff like that. So, while I have beaten that drum time and time again, I wanted to actually talk to the REALexperts about the subject. Victor Lee (His official title: PC, Audio and Video Technologist) took some time to speak with us to help explain in more detail about how Beats Audio works in HP computers.

Simple Wireless Audio Streaming? Yes, Please!

If you don’t know about our Wireless Audio unit, here’s the deal: You get a receiver and a USB dongle in the set.  With external speakers plugged into the bar of soap-sized receiver and the USB transmitter dongle connected to your PC you can broadcast the music to any of the 4 speakers connected to the receiver right from your PC.  There is no lag in the sound and the software needed is easily downloadable and super user-friendly, and you can be up to 100 feet away.  Find out why Greta's sister swiped one to use for herself.

Beats Audio Bumps in HP TouchPad

TouchPad Beats-thumb.jpgNot all audio jacks are created equal. The fact that we’re seeing these Beats audio jacks across all sorts of HP products – including the new TouchPad – is proof of that. What, exactly, does that even mean, though? Well, I went on a bit of a rant a little while back where I played up the difference Beats made on the HP Pavilion dv7 the latest rev of the HP Mini 210 – and even some desktops like the Pavilion HPE. But it isn’t until you hit the road, that you really appreciate what these new jacks deliver. Let me tell you a little story….

 

 

 

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HP and Loopt Throw VIP Holiday Parties -- You're Invited!

envy 14.jpgIf you live in NYC or the ATL right about now, there's a free party coming your way. HP and Loopt are kicking off a series of “Discover the Music Around You”  parties this holiday season, starting next week. Show up at the right club, you can get VIP access and snag some sweet perks just for knowing when and where to be. Want to find out how to get on the guest list? More important, want to find out how to get some free music and win gear (like this guy on the right)? You gotta click this link to get the inside scoop.

Two Parties, One Night

timbaland In the words of the Black Eyed Peas, last night was a good, good night. It kicked off with a little surprise for the 2010 graduating class at Culver City High School. More than three hundred seniors showed for up what they thought was a run-of-the-mill graduation party. Instead they were greeted by rapper-producers Dr. Dre and Timbaland. The surprise performance was a gift from HP, Interscope Records and Beats by Dr. Dre. HP has been collaborating with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to produce Beats Audio, a sound system featured on the HP ENVY 15 Beats Special Edition, HP ENVY notebooks and several other premium HP systems.

Please don’t stop the music

Last week was a blur of events, traveling, and much more. In addition to Fast Company’s 6th Annual Masters of Design event, HP and Microsoft came together to celebrate the launch of Windows 7.
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