An Awesome, Nerdy Job at HP: Product Teardowns

Imagine if someone would pay you handsomely to tear computers apart, piece-by-piece and share the results. I thought my job here at HP was pretty sweet, but Jonathan Rayner’s got me beat by a nerdy mile. He takes a closer look at our products by tearing them down to the circuit boards and analyzing how they are made. I took a couple minutes to get the skinny from Jon about what makes him tick.

HP @ CES: A Photoblog

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is kind of a nerdy mess. THOUSANDS of people swarm in to show off the tech trends for the new year. It’s a lot of sights and sounds to absorb if you're not ready for it. Well, there are parts of it that the press gets up-close-and-personal in a much more manageable ballroom - as opposed to running all around Vegas. Well, I wanted to share a couple pictures that I took during the Digital Experience and Showstoppers events that HP demoed over the past few nights. Then, I wanted to share a couple other things that we did during the show. But, really, CES 2012 was all about the ENVY 14 Spectre.

HP-85, One of HP's earliest desktops

hp85 You wouldn’t necessarily call the HP-85 a portable computer, but the 20-pound case was definitely a huge step towards the laptops that HP sells today – and a sign of the easy upgradability you expect in desktop PCs today.These machines had modest performance, but considering it was 1980, people were more than willing to buy one for about $3,200. Here are a couple snippets from some of the original marketing materials: “Leave it to Hewlett-Packard to put a lot of power in a little package. Plus flexibility, portability, and all the other features you’d expect to find in a personal, professional, integrated computer system.”

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