HP Envy XT Touchsmart: I started a new job today, so didn’t really have any time to do anything new or different*. Helpfully, neither did HP.
*Before you moan, a touchscreen on a laptop is neither “new” nor “different”.
(image from The Verge)
HP Spectre One: A metric fuckton* of people have submitted this, and I had already seen it on various websites, but I’ll give credit to my friend Martin, mainly because he’s a lawyer and says stuff like this in an email to me:
It’s not my photo, so I exclude the warranty and rep in para 2 of the terms of submission and anything else which says that I own or have any rights in this picture. Cos I don’t. Obviously.
I don’t actually know what that means - I never read terms and conditions. They’re just small print, aren’t they? Don’t lie - you don’t read them either. No-one reads small print. Apart from lawyers.**
Anyway, this is quite funny, isn’t it?
(submitted by my friend Martin, the lawyer. I’d tell you where he works, and the interesting things that he writes about (and he does write some good stuff) but I can’t imagine he’d want to be associated with a site like this, really. Who would? Image from MacDailyNews)
*Which would, of course, be a fucktonne.
**I am also a lawyer.
HP Elitebook Folio: Oh man. HP have been busy. Really busy. Not “busy” in the biblical sense, but “busy” in the “Shitsticks! We’d better steal some more designs from Apple!” sense. If that’s a sense of the word “busy”. If it wasn’t, it is now.
HP suck. And not in a good, biblical way.
(image from The Verge)
HP Spectre XT: Fish. Shooting. Barrel.
(Updated: This is even better.)
HP Touchpad keyboard: We covered HP’s giant iPhone 3G a while back. If you’re one of the few that managed to bag yourself a bargain, perhaps you were lucky enough to pick up one of these Apple Keyboard knock-offs to go with it. You were? *Willy Wonka face* Tell me again how great WebOS is.
HP Slate 2: What with Google tearing off its kindly-old-widow rubber mask to reveal some kind of money-gobbling, privacy-ingnoring, performance-failing dick-monster, and RIM generally sucking at existing, the tech-tables have very much turned. If you’d have told me three years ago that Microsoft would take the moral high-ground or that they were (partly) responsible for the nicest non-Apple hardware out there, I would have laughed, kindly, and then committed you to some sort of sanatorium, which is a polite way of saying that I’d have thought you were fricking nuts.
*backwards record scratch*
And then there’s this. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. A upgraded version of *the* worst “iPad killer” ever made. Even Paul Thurrott thinks it’s a bad idea.
But HP stumbles in several critical areas: the Envy 15 is heavier than other laptops in its class, and in exchange for toting that extra heft, you’re rewarded with middling battery life. The keyboard’s alright, but we did have to type in a deliberate way to ensure it recognized our every press. The display appears to have some color calibration problems. Most importantly, though, the laptop’s saddled with a finicky, stiff touchpad — a nuisance large enough to slow down your entire workflow. A shame, since this is an otherwise speedy machine. Because of these shortcomings, the Envy 15 doesn’t best the MacBook Pro, though it admirably undercuts its lofty $1,800 starting price. All told, the Envy 15 offers some compelling features for the money, but before you pull the trigger we’d suggest you also check out the Dell XPS 15z, which is lighter with a comfier keyboard / trackpad, as well as the long-lasting Samsung Series 7 Chronos. If you do go for the Envy 15, we hope you have a pretty stationary setup in mind: you’ll want an outlet close by and also, a mouse.
(image from Engadget)
HP MS200 All-In-One PC: If there’s one thing that HP should have learnt in 2009, it’s “do not take profile shots of our products as it makes themlook really like Apple products.”
(image from TechFresh)
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