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HP Announces The ZBook X2

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 18, 2017 by itnerd

Today, HP unveiled the HP ZBook x2, its newest product designed to improve performance and mobility needs for the creative community.

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The HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable PC workstation, allows designers to unleash the power of Adobe Creative Cloud and other professional applications. Its unprecedented power and performance increase productivity and allow digital creators and storytellers the freedom to work when and where inspiration strikes. It has four modes:

  • In laptop mode, the HP ZBook x2 is a powerful mobile workstation with a keyboard leveraged from the HP ZBook Studio
  • In detached mode, it allows users to create on the tablet with HP’s most accurate and expressive pen while still having full access to all of their shortcut keys with the Bluetooth enabled keyboard off to the side.
  • In docked mode the HP ZBook x2 can power two additional 4K displays or five total displays
  • In tablet mode it maintains full graphics performance allowing users to capture ideas with powerful NVIDIA 3D graphics.

Key specs include:

  • Windows 10 Pro and security, collaboration, and connectivity features from HP help you power through your day.
  • Work at the speed of your ideas with the latest Quad Core Intel Core processors and up to 4.2 GHz of turbo boost
  • NVIDIA Quadro graphics for real-time visualization of multi-layered artwork and creative projects.
  • 32 GB RAM Dual Channel Memory — twice the memory capacity of any other detachable PC.
  • HP Z Turbo Drive storage is 4X faster than SATA SSD and 14X faster than traditional HDD storage.
  • Enjoy peace of mind with up to 10 hours of battery life for maximum productivity and ultra-fast recharge (50% in just 30 minutes).

The ZBook x2 will be available in December, starting at $1,749 USD. Canadian pricing is still to be confirmed.


HP Rolls Out The New Spectre Portfolio

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 4, 2017 by itnerd

Today, HP unveiled new innovations to its premium consumer line-up with the next generation HP Spectre 13 and HP Spectre x360 13 laptops. Among the most notable of updates are 4k displays, audio and memory improvements, longer lasting battery life and an integrated privacy screen option.

The Spectre 13 is currently the world’s thinnest touch laptop, combining functionality with improved performance. The Spectre x360 13 laptop offers users the longest lasting battery life currently on the market. HP has made recent strides in the premium PC market and these developments place the company at the forefront of growth.

HP Spectre 13


  • Premium contoured design: Built from CNC aluminum and carbon fiber, it is offered in Ceramic White with Pale Gold polished accents or Dark Ash Silver with Copper polished accents featuring micro-edge bezels with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT displays in up to 4K high resolution.
  • Sensory experience: Speakers are placed above the full-size edge-to-edge backlit keyboard for clear and crisp sound and a comfortable typing experience.
  • Built for productivity: Fast performance with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, store content with room to spare with up to 1TB PCIe SSD, and multitask with speed with memory up to 16 GB LPDDR3.
  • More battery power per millimeter: Up to 11.5 hours of battery life5 and charging from zero percent battery life to 50 percent on a 30 minute charge with HP Fast Charge technology.
  • The HP Spectre 13 Laptop is available on October 29 starting at $1,299.99.

HP Spectre x360 13


  • Refined iconic design: The sculpted CNC machined aluminum body with angular lines is offered in Natural Silver and Dark Ash Silver with Copper accents.
  • Brilliant Display: Micro-edge bezels with durable Corning Gorilla Glass NBT 13-inch diagonal displays in up to 4K high resolution offer exceptional viewing experiences.
  • Thin but mighty: Creators and multitaskers will be delighted by the optimized thermals, performance brought by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, memory up to 16 GB LPDDR3 and options up 1TB PCIe SSD to store artwork, precious memories, and entertainment.
  • Security and ease: Safety features include a fingerprint reader located on the side for easy access, HP Sure View integrated privacy screen option on Full HD versions to eliminate visual hacking with one quick keystroke, and HP Wide Vision FHD IR camera to login with facial recognition.
  • Versatile canvas: The Windows Ink Certified pen delivers a more natural drawing and writing experience with simultaneous pen and touch. With tilt, the pen is pressure sensitive for precise inking in any mode. Under the pen is an integrated USB-C rechargeable battery, 15 seconds of charging gives the user up to 198 minutes of use
  • The HP Spectre x360 is available on October 29 starting at $ $1,149.99.


HP’s First OMEN X Laptop Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 22, 2017 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unleashed its most powerful gaming laptop to date, the OMEN X by HP Laptop. Built for gaming enthusiasts and esports athletes seeking maximum performance, the OMEN X Laptop is engineered with the thermals to support unlocked CPUs to allow for overclocking, and factory-overclocked GPUs and memory options for superb gaming performance in a stunning design.


Competitive gamers demand optimal and configurable desktop-level performance to deliver the best frame rates and responsiveness to beat the competition. They also crave a device that doesn’t compromise performance for mobility. Studying how gamers compete at the highest levels, HP created a device to respond to their needs, while delivering high-end components, advanced thermal solutions, fast and responsive displays, a fully customizable mechanical keyboard, and software tools that let gamers push the Omen X Laptop hardware to the limit.


Engineered for Gaming Performance
The latest AAA titles and esports tournaments require high-performing graphics and raw-computing horsepower, so HP packed the OMEN X Laptop with industry-leading technology and custom-tuning capabilities, including:

  • The OMEN Command Center Software to custom tune and push hardware to its limits, with the ability to manage CPU and RAM overclocking; move gaming network traffic with a network booster to reduce latency in online games1; and, customize system lighting to streamline gaming controls
  • Intel 7th gen unlocked Intel Core i7 CPU options, XMP memory options for memory overclocking and tested profiles up to DDR4-2800, and factory-overclocked graphics cards up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 – ideal for fast-paced or multi-player games running at 4K resolutions3
  • RAID0 SSD option for ultra-fast boot and game loading, PCIe SSD+HDD storage options for quick responsiveness and massive storage capacity, or standalone 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD option4
  • Thermal management to push high-end hardware beyond factory settings, including high-performance fans to increase airflow and an integrated vapor chamber with four 3.5 mm heat pipes improve heat transfer from the GPU and CPU to the four rear corner-mounted radiators

Designed for Immersion

Gaming is an immersive experience, so HP optimized the OMEN X Laptop to be VR ready on all configurations and includes features that enhance gameplay and limit outside distractions for full immersion:

  • Mechanical and RGB LED-per key backlit keyboard, including 2.5 mm travel with tactile feel and mechanical switches to provide instant feedback and clear indication when a key is pressed; RGB LED per key for customizable key maps; independent, programmable macro keys; and, N-Key rollover on every key for anti-ghosting functions
  • 17-inch diagonal 4K display option for ultimate high-resolution gaming, or 120Hz 1080p display options for fast refresh rates and smooth visuals; and all configurations are NVIDIA G-Sync enabled for reduced image tearing
  • DTS Headphone:X for simulated surround sound with any headset and premium sound featuring HP Dual Speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • HP Audio Boost to ensure peak performance without overloading the speakers
  • A translucent window to see inside the laptop, along with custom lighting and an aluminum finish for a premium look and feel that can be personalized and customized for the individual gamer

Crafted for Expansion To give gamers a constant edge on the competition, the OMEN X Laptop is crafted for expansion with easy upgrading of the system capabilities or swapping parts:

  • Single access panel to HDD, SSDs, and RAM, so all end-user replaceable components are easily accessible Generous port selection with support for up to four external displays
  • Connect to a range of different gaming accessories with: three USB 3.0 Type A, two Thunderbolt 3 certified USB 3.1 TypeC, HDMI 2.0a with HDR support, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45 and a multi-format media card reader
  • Dual audio jack with separate microphone input and headset jacks (input/output) to support the latest gaming headsets or external speakers

The OMEN X Laptop is expected to be available in November at, starting at $1,199. For more information on OMEN X Laptop, visit

HP’s Next Generation OfficeJet Pro Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

HP Inc. has announced the launch of the OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One printer, made specifically for small businesses looking for a wide-format color printer that can provide the greatest value over its lifetime without breaking the bank.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One retails for $199.

Key features are as follows:

  • Designed as the most cost-effective, mobile-enabled printer on the market, small businesses can now print professional-quality color brochures, decks, documents and more with the updated wide-format design.
  • Mobile printing is now more accessible than ever before with the HP Smart app, allowing employees to stay connected to their business by easily printing from their smartphone, tablet or laptop from anywhere in the office and scanning on the go.
  • The 35-page auto-feeder accommodates both letter and legal-size documents, helping businesses breeze through scanning, copying and faxing jobs quickly, while changing paper less often.
  • Print on paper sizes up to 11 x 17 inches (A3), plus scan, copy, and fax all from one device.
  • Affordable color printing offering small businesses quality color printing at wide-format size with the high yield cartridges.
  • Legal size screen glass rather than letter size screen glass.

HP’s OfficeJet Pro 7720 is available in North America, EMEA, and APJ as of today, and will be available in Latin America as of September 1, 2017. The OfficeJet Pro 7730 will be available in EMEA and APJ as of September 1, 2017. For more pricing and availability see here:

HP Smart App is available now in the App store or Google Play, for free.

Redesigned HP Pavilion All-in-Ones Now Available

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 26, 2017 by itnerd

HP is announcing a pair of revamped Pavilion All-in-One devices just in time for the back-to-school spree. As a product that brings the family together, the new devices have perks for parents and kids as do-all, no-compromise PCs. From the edge-to-edge touch display to the stunningly modern design, go from streaming your favorite show to learning a new recipe on a PC that looks as great as it performs. This architecturally inspired PC boasts powerful performance to enhance the way you see, create, and innovate.

HP Pavilion 24 and 27 All-in-One PC features:

  • The latest Intel Quad core or AMD processors help manage demanding tasks and provides the performance needed for users to dive right into anything from paying your bills or homework to vacation planning or movie watching – the possibilities are endless.
  • Get a state-of-the-art entertainment experience offered with a 24” or 27” diagonal edge-to-edge touch display with up to 4K resolution and fabric covered speakers tuned by B&O PLAY
  • The Pavilion AiO’s ultra-slim chassis saves space on your desk, while a pop-up camera safeguards your family’s privacy.
  • Configurable with up to 16 GB of RAM and offered with optional discrete graphics to deliver improved response rates for graphics intensive activities and demanding applications like photo and video editing

You can find out more at this link.

HP’s EliteOne 800 G3 Healthcare Edition All-in-one Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 12, 2017 by itnerd

HP Inc. announced the HP EliteOne 800 G3 Healthcare Edition All-in-One (AiO), a purpose-built AiO based on the world’s most secure and manageable PCs tailored to combat customer pain points like security, infection control, and telemedicine in the healthcare industry.


With healthcare data breaches up 23 percent in the past year and stolen patient medical records costing organizations up to $355 per record – the highest in all industries – healthcare providers need more security protection than ever before. The EliteOne Healthcare Edition is equipped with HP’s comprehensive security features like HP Sure Start Gen3 BIOS protection, HP Multi-Factor Authenticate, HP WorkWise and the HP Manageability Integration Kit to protect the healthcare sector from ever-increasing cyber-attacks, ransomware and malware.

Physical security from infections is also a major concern, as 1 in 25 hospital patients develops a hospital acquired infection. The EliteOne Healthcare Edition is designed for increased sanitization with a glass cover that healthcare professionals can wipe using commonly-used sanitizing agents without worrying about damaging the screen. The device also comes with the IP-65 rated HP USB Keyboard & Mouse Healthcare Edition, meaning that it can be wiped down with commonly used germicidal agents without damage.

Simultaneously, with experts estimating that telemedicine will grow 35 percent per year, video and audio conferencing are playing an increasingly important role in care delivery. That’s why the EliteOne Healthcare Edition offers collaboration and premium audio features, such as HP Audio Boost, HP Noise Cancellation and audio by Bang & Olufsen, so healthcare providers can have crystal clear audio communication with patients, even if they’re thousands of miles away when tending to them.


The HP EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition AiO will be available in July for a starting price of $1,299.

For more information on the HP EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition AiO and other HP healthcare solutions, visit:

HP Announces The Wolf Season Two

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 11, 2017 by itnerd

If you want to watch a web series that serves as a cautionary tale about network security, look no further than The Wolf. The series stars Christian Slater and is directed by BAFTA and Emmy nominee Lance Acord. The basic premise of the The Wolf is that depicts real-life hacking scenarios targeting the healthcare industry. Why healthcare? Healthcare has seen the number of reported breaches increase by more than 23% this year and HP believes dramatizing cyber risks will help improve people’s cyber habits and draw attention to the many vulnerabilities that exist in our current technology. This continues a trend started with the short film Rivolta that I reviewed recently.

Season two just posted this week, but if you want to see it from the beginning, the entire playlist can be found here. It is very much worth watching.