Tag: HP

And then there were two

And then there were two

How the HP split will benefit shareholders HP will do what Meg Whitman said shouldn’t be done when she took over—spin off the PC group. Evidently the purchasing power Whitman referred to in her reasons for not selling off the PC group haven’t produced the ROI shareholders want, and it’s time for Plan B. HP [...]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD targets the mother of all niche markets

AMD targets the mother of all niche markets

Commercial PC sales are staging a comeback in 2014; AMD wants to make sure they get in on the action. By Randall S. Newton Until the rise of smartphones and tablets, the commercial PC business drove the computer industry. Innovations such as solid-state storage and CPUs that are more powerful were introduced into PCs for [...]

By September 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Teradici is everyone’s friend

Teradici is everyone’s friend

Film studios and computer vendors want to extend their remote computing. Siggraph was an important show for Teradici. Their PCoIP (PC over IP) is being used by the major hardware vendors including Dell and Lenovo, and at Siggraph 2014 we were told by the studio CTOs and IT chiefs that Teradici has enabled them to [...]

By August 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HP extends page-wide printing to large-format plotters

HP extends page-wide printing to large-format plotters

Laser fast and inkjet colorful, but not available until 2015.  By Ralph Grabowski Design firms and print houses use large-format printers that print the D- and E-size sheets they need, at up to 42″ wide. There are many printer manufacturers, but nearly all stick to one of these technologies: LED is like a desktop laser [...]

HP ships new $99 Android tablet

HP ships new $99 Android tablet

The Allwinner quadcore CPU and no Bluetooth helps keep the cost low. HP this week started shipping in the US a new low-cost Android tablet. The HP 7 Plus Tablet uses an Allwinner A31 ARM-based CPU and ships without Bluetooth connectivity to keep costs down to $99 retail.  The A31 is based on an older [...]

Workstation market slow but steady in first quarter

Workstation market slow but steady in first quarter

Dell and AMD find new opportunities in workstations, but competition remains fierce. “Cautious and tentative, but still headed in the right direction” is how Jon Peddie Research (JPR) senior analyst and JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera sums up 2014’s first quarter workstation market results. The JPR report paints a picture of a market that [...]

HP says they’re back—when did they leave?

HP says they’re back—when did they leave?

Company continues to expand its PC line-up, with new touchscreen all-in-ones and low-cost colorful Chromeboxes. By Jon Peddie I remember when HP bought Compaq in 2001 (for a whopping $25 billion (almost $34 billion in today’s dollars), and it looked like Compaq had acquired HP. All the big iron enterprize stuff was rolled out, some [...]

By March 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Workstation market ends 2013 on a high note

Workstation market ends 2013 on a high note

Latest Jon Peddie Research report shows Dell gaining ground on the competition. Jon Peddie Research says 2013 proved to be a good year for the tandem markets of workstations and professional GPUs. In the fourth quarter, the market continued onward and upward, holding on to the substantial gains of the previous two quarters, closing out [...]

HP’s Z230: the workstation market leader’s entry-class deskside… sort of

HP’s Z230: the workstation market leader’s entry-class deskside… sort of

Head-to-head tests with competing units from Lenovo and Boxx show the mix of components is the differentiating factor. By Alex Herrera [Editor's Note: Full-size versions of all charts from this article are available at the GraphicSpeak Facebook page.] We’ve had a steady parade of workstations coming through our doors recently for review. They’ve come in [...]

By February 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HP Z1 all-in-one workstation adds multi-touch

HP Z1 all-in-one workstation adds multi-touch

HP also adds Thunderbolt 2 and other updates to keep up with the new Mac Pro. As 2013 came to an end, HP gave the industry’s first and only all-in-one workstation, the Z1, its first refresh, set by Intel’s release of Haswell about one quarter earlier. However, this refresh was more than just a new [...]

By January 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →