Hewlett Packard released their HP Officejet 4500 all-in-one printer in February this year. The new printer is aimed at light users and offers some interesting features including networking via Wi-Fi.
Here are some important technical specifications of HP Officejet 4500
Color print at 4800×1200 dpi
Monochrome at 600×600 dpi
Paper capacity of 100
OS Compatibility : Windows, Mac
Dimensions : 17.07×15.81×8.53 inches
1 Year warranty
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The all-in-one inkjet printer renders color prints at 22 pages-per-minute while monochrome pages are rendered at 28 pages-per-minute. But do note that this is more likely only for draft publications. Otherwise, expect a reduction in speed.
There are some disadvantages with HP Officejet 4500 as well. The device does not print from memory cards or USB drives and is limited to one-line text only LCD prints. Nevertheless, at a price of $129, it is quite a bargain.
Hewlett Packard has announced the new Mini 100e Education edition notebook to take on Intel Classmate PC series. The device will launch in July at a price of $300. However, expect the price to get down further as the company works out bulk deals with educational institutions.
Here are some of the tech specs that we currently know about the HP Mini 100e “notebook for kids”
Display : 10.1 inch LED-backlit WSVGA (1024×600 resolution)
Weight : 3.19 pounds
Processor : Intel Atom N455
Memory : 1GB DDR3 RAM
Platform : Windows XP Home, Windows 7 Starter or SuSE Linux
Connectivity : Wi-Fi, WLAN, integrated modem
Very soon, pages you print from the internet using your web-connected HP printer may contain ads. In a pretty controversial move, Hewlett Packard has partnered with Yahoo Advertising for a pilot program that will deliver targeted ads on pages printed using their web connected printers.
HP launched the new web connected printers last week that will allow users to print content directly from the web or use their mobile phones to remotely trigger the printer to print selected pages from the web.
The value proposition for the user is not known. Traditionally, revenues advertising has been used by content creators as an alternative model for paid subscriptions. While that holds good for the traditional print or web medium, it does not however seem fit for HP’s new model. It is not clear if HP plans to subsidize the cost of the printer in exchange for ad-supported printing.
Nevertheless, this can be a controversial move and do not expect consumers to lap it up readily.
Just a few days back, Hewlett Packard CEO, Mark Hurd said that he wanted to see WebOS expand from being just a smartphone OS to reach newer form factors including tablets and printers.
Now, will that mean a WebOS based netbook is on the cards too? A report on Liliputing disagrees. In a recently published post, the website claims that a WebOS based netbook may sort of confuse the customers because people expect netbook to do all that a laptop does and that may not be possible if it is a WebOS based device. Brad from Liliputing writes,
“I’ve long suspected that a hurdle smartbooks and other Linux-based netbooks have to overcome is the fact that they look like laptops. And people expect laptops to do certain things — like run the applications they’ve been running on PC or Mac computers for ages including Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and so on.”
While the argument makes complete sense, I would still like a WebOS netbook simply for the sake of having more options. And there is certainly a market for this – a netbook, as it is obvious, is primarily to surf the internet and need not run Photoshop!
The new Hewlett Packard Envy 17 laptop is now available on the stores. The 17.3″ large screen laptop comes with some amazing specs but do note that it is not cheap either. The base price for this HP laptop is currently set at $1,399. Of course, it is a decision that you take on whether the price is reasonable or not after going through the tech specs
Platform : Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Display : 17.3 inches HD LED Display (1600 x 900) or (1920 x 1080)
Processor : Intel Core i5/i7
Memory : 4GB/6GB/8GB DDR3 RAM
Storage : 320GB – 660GB
GPU : 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5850 Graphics
Networking : Intel Wireless N-Card with Bluetooth
Battery : 6 cell Lithium Ion battery
Verizon has announced the launch of the new Hewlett Packard netbook, the HP Mini 210-1076NR or HP Mini 210 for short. The netbook comes with a lot of impressive features and specs at an affordable $149 and a 2 year contract with Verizon Wireless.
Here is what you shall get
Platform : Windows 7 Starter
Display : 10.1 inches LED Widescreen Display (1024×600)
Processor : 1.66 GHz Intel Atom Processor N450
Memory : 1GB RAM
Storage : 250GB
Camera : 0.3 megapixel
Networking : Bluetooth and Wi-Fi b/g
Following upon our earlier report, Hewlett Packard’s new TouchSmart tm2 2050us laptop is now available for pre order on Amazon. The device will come with the powerful Core i3/i5 processors, touch sensitive LCD displays and a 4GB RAM.
Here is a deeper look at the tech specs
Display : 12″ multi-touch WXGA LED Display
Processor : Intel Core i3 330M 2.13 GHz
Memory : 4GB DDR3 RAM
Storage : 640 GB
Platform : Windows 7 Home Premium
Network : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit ethernet LAN
Price : $949.99
The new ProBook 4425s notebook from Hewlett Packard is now out on sale. This is the first HP laptop to feature an AMD quad-core processor in its feature list and is targeted mainly at the business folks.
The tech specs list follows
1.6 GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P920
2.3 GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P520
2.1 GHz AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P320
Dimension : 33.6 x 23.24 x2.70 cm
Display : 14.0″ diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare
GPU : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
OS : Windows 7 Home/Professional
Chipset : AMD RS880M
Memory : 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage : Up to 500GB
Camera : 2 megapixel webcam
Price begins at $619
HP TouchSmart TM2, the convertible tablet-cum-notebook PC may get a much needed boost in speed next month. According to reports on German website, New Gadget, Hewlett Packard may replace the existing Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors in June.
This may not be the only change and there is a possibility to see changes being made to the other specs, though there is no word on that. TouchSmart is also likely to retain its WXGA capacitive touchscreen that can operated with both a stylus and finger.
There have been several rumors over the past couple of weeks that Hewlett Packard may have just killed their much anticipated HP Slate. Other rumors pointed out to the Windows 7 OS being replaced. None of them have been confirmed so far.
However, Examiner now reveals from “industry insiders” that HP may actually be replacing the HP Slate with a WebOS based tablet; HP Hurricane, that could launch in the third quarter of this year. Examiner points out that not only will this vindicate HP’s acquisition of Palm earlier this month, but will also improve the processing speed of its tablet device. Paul Mueller, a LA based industry analyst speaks of HP Slate,
“It is a really interesting device, but runs as slow as a turtle. I think they could have had something with a faster processor, but that would have led to less battery life than the Slate already had. If rumors of this tablet are true, this can be a killer device–webOS is an outstanding operating system for a tablet.”
Killer device – hopefully and it better be it.