How To Get a Free Xbox 360 With Your Back to School Notebook

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Microsoft is countering the Apple $100 gift card offer by giving away a free Xbox 360 console to students who purchase a Windows PC priced at $690 or higher. This deal has been running for a month or so, and offers a nice value for students that want an Xbox 360 to add to their […]

GBM InkShow: Facial Recognition on the HP Elitebook 2760p


I’m no proponent of biometric security. I’ve long argued that it’s a convenience, not a true security measure. Of course, convenience is a nice feature to have, and the facial recognition login on the HP Elitebook 2760p Tablet PC is amazingly effective. Paired with Bluetooth authentication, it’s turning me into a biometric believer.

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: As a Notebook


Offering both tablet and notebook functionality, the convertible HP Elitebook 2760p, in my evaluation, delivers impressively on both fronts. For the laptop-using masses, the 2760p should feel comfortable and familiar, making for a pleasant introduction to the benefits of pen and touch screen input. This post is one in a multi-post review of the HP […]

Is the HP Pre 3 DOA?

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“He’ll explain, he says, how “all the pieces of HP come together in a coherent way, and why each part is so important. And gone will be the days when HP announces a product to great fanfare, and then nothing happens because the product will not hit the shelves until many months later when the […]

HP Releases the Eagerly Awaited webOS Update (v 3.02 68)


HP promised that an update for webOS 3.0 was coming in July. August 1 technically isn’t July, but when you’re dealing with these kind of things, I guess you might want to call it close enough. Word was that it would begin trickling out this morning. The Over the Air Update (OTA) update finally hit […]

GBM InkShow: HP QuickWeb on the HP Elitebook 2760p


The HP Elitebook 2760p convertible notebook features a quick-start option called HP QuickWeb. It’s a rebrand of the Splashtop “instant-on” OS, which is itself based on Chromium OS. It’s a nice option, but I’m not sure it delivers on all its supposed benefits.

HP Elitebook 2760p Review: Weight, Stamina, & Toughness


Like Wolverine from the comic books, the HP Elitebook 2760p convertible tablet packs a lot of power and weight in a relatively small package. Its weight, toughness, and stamina form a triangle of intertwined traits that work with and against each other.

GBM Shortcut: HP Elitebook 2760p Webcam Challenge


Camera specs like resolution and fps are good to know but don’t necessarily tell you how good the video and photo quality is. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to share some actual photo and video recorded from the HD webcam of the HP Elitebook 2760p. And I spiced it up a notch by […]

Staples Coupon Will Slice $100 Off Any Tablet (No iPads Though)

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If you’re in the market for an Android, ASUS, or *gasp* Blackberry (the email-less wonder) tablet, we have a deal for you. As Cameron Summerson over at Android Police pointed out, Staples has issued a coupon that will cut $100 off of any tablet purchase in their stores through the end of July. Among the slates […]

The Amazon Kindle App Finally Shows Up on the HP TouchPad


Well, whadda ya know? HP in doing all of its spinning, dodging and weaving since they decided to call the July 1 launch of the HP TouchPad and claim that yesterday, July 17 was the real launch, let it be known that the missing Amazon Kindle App would appear shortly. Well, it appeared today, or […]

A Solution to Beta Hardware That Should But Won’t Happen


Those who follow and participate in the Tablet market, especially on the Android side of things, but also of late with the HP TouchPad have enrolled in a special club whether they wanted to or not. That club is called “Folks who paid for the privilege of being a Beta Tester.”  This isn’t a recent […]

Did the HP Pre 3 Just Get More Attractive?

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The HP Pre 3 really needed some good news, one because we just found out that’s it not heading to Sprint and two because of how crowded the smartphone market is right now, and it looks like it may have just gotten some. According to a report from UnwiredView, the HP Pre 3 might be […]

In the Wake of Changes at HP, the PR Push is On

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After HP shifted around some upper management associated with its big investment in webOS, the speculation went wild that this was mostly due to the less than stellar response to the HP TouchPad. HP of course denies this (as they have to) and is now in the middle of a full court press on the […]

HP TouchPad Price Already Falls at Amazon, Best Buy

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The webOS-powered HP TouchPad has been out for less than two weeks and already we are seeing the tablet drop in price at both Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon has slashed the price of the 16GB by $10 dropping it to $489.99 and slashing the price of the larger 32GB to $572.65. As for Best […]

HP TouchPad 4G Headed to AT&T, Faster Processor in Tow

HP TouchPad 4G

AT&T and HP have just announced availability of the HP TouchPad 4G, a device that will likely take advantage of AT&T’s HSPA+ network that will be out on an undisclosed date for an undisclosed price. The interesting thing here is that HP has decided to bump the speed of the processor in the HP TouchPad […]

First webOS TouchPad Update Coming in About 10 Days?

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James Kendrick links to some information that we might be seeing the first webOS TouchPad update around the end of July or so. In a article on HP’s realignment is the following excerpt: Bradley said in an interview that July 1 was a “soft launch’’ for the TouchPad and that more advertising will start […]

HP Shakes UP webOS Team


Hmmm? HP has shaken up its webOS team, very shortly after launching the flagship webOS HP TouchPad. John Rubinstein looks like he’s been kicked upstairs and Stephen DeWitt is now the Senior VP for webOS.  Rubinstein who came over when HP acquired Palm a year ago will now be Senior VP for Product Innovation for […]

HP Pre 3 Not Launching on Sprint?

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We hate leaving you on a downer going into the weekend but that’s the way it’s going to have to be. According to ThisIsMyNext, the HP Pre 3 that we saw unveiled back in February will not be headed to Sprint. Now, this shouldn’t be too shocking if you’ve been following with the HP Pre […]