A Trophy Year for HP’s Computers

You know a good design when you see it. Whether it’s a product that works better, looks better or just effortless you use, you can spot brilliance. Well, one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world thought that highly of HP’s latest computers, giving nods to both the ENVY x2 hybrid PC and the sleek SpectreONE all-in-one desktop for excellence in design.

Will Guild Wars 2 Run on an HP Ultrabook?

If that is all you wanted to know, yes, Guild Wars 2 could run right now on an Ultrabook that had 4GB of RAM and a 2nd-generation Intel Core Processor. I did it on an ENVY 14 Spectre, and I’ll show you the proof in this post in a few. Now, if you wanted more details like… “What’s the big deal about Guild Wars 2, anyway?” and “What are some recommended configurations for when you set it up on your machine?” then keep reading.

Going Mobile with an Ultrabook and a Wireless Printer

Oh, sure, you say that you live the mobile lifestyle. But are you all talk? Recently, I got a little sidelined – a flat tire on the way to work – so I decided that I might as well put my money where my mouth is for the day and see how I could handle not being saddled to a desk. All I had was my mobile hotspot-enabled smartphone (Thank you for being in range, Sprint!), an ENVY 14 Spectre, and an OfficeJet 150 that I happened to grab from the labs the day before. So about that day….

Mod Your ENVY 14 Spectre Laptop Sleeve

I’ll admit, after I chatted with Jenni Radosevich, I got into more of a DIY mindset. Here’s my problem: I’m more of the modder type, goofing around with computer cases and such – not exactly a needlepoint pro. Besides, the ENVY 14 Spectre already comes with a neoprene case. I just want to jazz it up and make it uniquely mine. Want to follow along with my harebrained idea? Keep reading.

Jenni Radosevich’s DIY Spectre Ultrabook Case

For Jenni Radosevich, it started off kind of small. A natural born crafter, she was creating her own fashion sense while growing up in Wisconsin. Moving to NYC after college, though, is when it all kind of clicked. Now she’s rocking what someone called, “The Girl Next Door meets Lower-East Side Hipster” look while teaching the fashion world a thing or two about DIY at ISpyDIY.com. We tapped into her DIY-ness to see what she’d come up with for the fashion-forward ENVY 14 Spectre.

From Ultraportable to Ultrabook (and Beyond)

This week we’ve been looking at a very brief history of where we’ve been – and where we are going with Ultraportables. The definition – and expectations – of what we’d consider a small PC may have changed in a short period of time, but what we’re also seeing now is tech that is quickly catching up with our needs. The point of these stories is to catch you up to speed and get you thinking a little bit about what can happen next. For a brief summary of the stories in this series, keep reading.


From Ultraportable to Ultrabook – The Evolution of Thin/Light Laptops, Part 2

One of the cool things about working here at HP is that I always get to catch up with like-minded, awesomely nerdy guys from time to time.  (I mean that in the nicest, most sincere way possible – REALLY!) You go out for a shwerma and you come back with a cool little interview. I recently ran into John McCarthy, Product Manager for Premium Notebooks, and we had an interesting chat about where things are going in Ultrabook / Sleekbook space. Check it out!

The Expecting-Father’s Day Guide

Father’s Day is almost upon us and, for the first time I technically qualify as a dad. So I’m going to be a little selfish and cobble together a Father’s Day list for dads like me.  Yes, you’re going to get a couple different options for HP gear, but if the paternal figure in your life is a nerd, keep reading. I’m giving you some solid gift suggestions. And if you’re my wife reading this: Take notes for next year.

The new ENVY Ultrabook (and What’s a Sleekbook?)

If the Spectre and SpectreXT were some super-premium, extreme high-end Ferrari flavors of the Ultrabook, then that’d make the ENVY line the BMW…Slick in its own ways and still in a different class from what else you’ll see amongst Ultrabook devices. And then there’s the Sleekbook.  Aside from Marketingese, I was curious – what does all this even mean? Well, let’s get down to it as we take a quick look at these latest lightweight laptops: The ENVY 4 and ENVY 6The ENVY 4 and ENVY 6.

Why Put Glass in the ENVY 14 Spectre?

The ENVY 14 Spectre has already gotten tons of nods for its sex-appeal and style – even among the supermodel-styled Ultrabook set. But there are still a couple questions that I’ve been wondering about: Why use so much glass in an Ultrabook? And, quite frankly, how’d they do it? Well, I went straight to the guys with the inside knowhow: HP’s Stacy Wolff and my man John McCarthy, Product and Experience Manager for HP’s Premium business.

Photoblog: HP Sees the Stars at Sundance

Every year around this time, the film industry descends on Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. New indie films are showcased, celebrities are everywhere….and HP is on-hand to show off some of its newest gear – like the HP ENVY 14 Spectre. Want to see what Elijah Wood, William H. Macy and others are checking out?

Spectre is Coming

Last year, as we announced the latest line of ENVY laptops and TouchSmart desktops, some….thing was lurking.Spectre. Rumors have been floating around the Web. A couple sites like Engadget and Mashable have already taken a moment to scrutinize the following video, but what the heck is Spectre?

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