ENVY 27 Display with Beats Audio [Hands-On]

Back around CES time, I clued you guys into a monitor that sounds almost as good as it looksThe ENVY 27 Display with Beats Audio is more than just a monitor. It’s got a 2-speaker setup parked just below screen. It’s got a funky off-center base…..and, if I’m being 100 percent honest, I’m not really using it with my PC right now. But I’ll get to that in a minute.

HP’s Gadget Madness, Week Three

There were some hard hard-fought fights – and a couple upsets – in the first round of HP’s Gadget Madness. And the second round was full of surprises as well. What we’re left with are an interesting collection of contenders. In fact, The Geeky and Nerdy Conference Finals this week have shown that the battle lines have been drawn. The Geeky Conference brings out the best in mobility while the Nerdy Conference will be all about who has the home (court) advantage. OK, time to catch up on the competition from this past week!

HP’s Gadget Madness, Week Two

There were some hard hard-fought fights – and a couple upsets – in the first round of HP’s Gadget Madness. But here we are, a week later and eight less competitors. Who went onto the next round? Let’s go over some of the key plays and get geared up for week two!

HP’s Gadget Madness. In March.

It’s time to see HP’s gadgets square off to find who’s got the skills to be the best in a nerdy bit of March craziness.Maybe the ENVY x2 that has the juice to outlast the competition. Or it could be the ENVY Phoenix h9, overpowering anything that gets in its way. YOU GUYS are going to help decide the winner. We’re laying out the brackets out for you right now and through comments, Facebook and Twitter, you’re going to chime in to tell us who you think should be advancing to the next round.

New HP Monitors featuring Beats Audio, IPS panels [Hands-On]

During CES 2013, HP’s announcing a gaggle of new monitors – For the sake of this piece, though, let’s focus on two that stand out to me: The ENVY 27 and the new Pavilion xi-Series. Both have some uniquely sleek looks and pack IPS (Inverse Pane Switching) panels. One, the ENVY 27, even packs in a pair of Beats Audio speakers into the design. I’ve had some quality hands-on time with the new IPS panel being used. Want to hear some initial relatively unfiltered thoughts? Keep reading….

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