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HP Chromebook x2 Gets New Version, Specced Like the Microsoft Surface Go

By James A.

Microsoft’s recently launched Surface Go seems to have been inspirational for other companies, like HP, who is making a new version of the HP CheromBook x2. The machine will still have Chrome OS on board and a CPU and hardware setup similar to the Surface Go.

The info comes courtesy of a leaked HP technical document, that shows a branch of the Chromebook x2, which was the first detachable Chromebook. The original Chromebook x2 had 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and a 12.3 inch screen with a 2400 x 1600 pixel resolution. It had a pretty big $600 price tag, which is a bit higher than the Surface Go.

That one goes with a 10 inch 1800 x 1200 pixel screen, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It’s priced at $400, but you also have to spend $99 for the Surface Pen and $99 for the Surface Type Cover. The main novelty is the CPU, an Intel Pentium “Gold” 4415Y, that was believed to be a Surface Go exclusive. Turns out that HP will also adopt it on the new Chrome OS detachable.

The folks of Tabletmonkeys have come up with a specs list that includes an Intel Core i5-7Y54 CPU version and an Intel Pentium 4415Y version, which is the same as the Surface Go. You can also go up to 8 GB of RAM and B&O Play dual speakers. HP’s main appeal is the extra 2 inches of screen and with a bit of luck, the price will become more decent.

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: The HP Spectre X360 15t Full Unboxing And Review

By Tim

This one comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and covers the pros and cons of this convertible laptop/tablet. The specs are impressive and  the price is far less than some notable competitors such as Dell.

It does have some downsides, but overall if you are looking for a great convertible  device this one might be the one for you.

Below are the basic specs as tested, for all the specs check Andrew’s video and subscribe to his channel!

  • CPU Intel Core i7-8705G
  • Operating System Windows 10 Home
  • RAM 16GB RAM Upgradable
  • Hard Drive Size 512GB
  • Hard Drive Type M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Type Display Size 15.6 Highest Available Resolution 3840 x 2160
  • Native Resolution 3840 x 2160
  • Graphics Card AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac

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HP Chimera 2 May be the First Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Laptop, Leaks in Benchmark

By James A.

We reported recently about two brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs, the Snapdragon 850 and the Snapdragon 1000, which seem ready for prime time. Not for phones, though, but rather for laptops. Today we learn that HP Chimera 2 may just inaugurate one of these chips.

The Taiwan media is reporting that the first device with a Snapdragon 850 CPU is ready. HP Chimera 2 is made by HP and Quanta together and it seems that Lenovo, Dell and other brands are brewing up similar products. What you’re seeing here is a capture of a benchmark ran on the device. We’ve seeing a lot of hype related to Windows on ARM and connected projects, with ASUS and HP inaugurating that late last year.

I’m talking about the HP Envy x2 and the ASUS NovaGo, with their crazy 20+ hours of battery life. They kind of failed to take off in the way their makers expected, on account of limited performance of the last gen Snapdragon CPU and the not so efficient Microsoft simulator when running apps. Anyway, any first gen product is going to have problems, so the second gen is the one to look out for.

HP Chimera 2 is one such device, that sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 CPU. That one is supposed to be a slightly upgraded version of the existing Snapdragon 845. It’s going to have an upgraded clock speed, at least. The GeekBench result shows 1237 points for the single core test and 3485 for the multi core one and also the frequency of 3 GHz. I am not very impressed here, seeing how many phones go past the 4000 multi core mark and we’ve seen the iPhone 8 break 10.000 points.

The source also talks about a Snapdragon 950 also in the making, aside from the Snapdragon 1000 we already knew about. These are chips meant for 2 in 1 Windows on ARM machines, that will compete with AMD and Intel monsters. However, don’t expect any launches soon, since there’s talk of 2019 Q1 action.

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HP’s ZBook x2: A uniquely powerful riff on the productive tablet

By Peter Bright

Enlarge / HP ZBook x2. (credit: Peter Bright)

Since Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 proved that there was a market for tablet-sized PCs sporting detachable keyboards, we’ve seen an abundance of minor variations of the concept from the major PC OEMs. For the most part, they’ve stuck pretty close to Microsoft’s basic formula, with tweaks in screen size and resolution, connectivity options, and hinge design distinguishing one from another.

By comparison, the new HP ZBook x2 looks like it will be one of the more unusual riffs on the concept. The fundamentals remain the same, but ZBook is HP’s mobile workstation branding, and, accordingly, the ZBook x2 is aimed specifically at artists, engineers, designers, and other professional users. In particular, it’s aimed at those users who like the flexibility of the Surface Pro form factor—a machine for drawing and sketching, but also for sending emails, filing accounts, or whatever else a user needs to do. Yet, the ZBook x2 also offers more power than other systems of this type.

This extra power comes from three things in particular. The first is the processor; HP is offering the new 8th generation Intel Core chips with four cores and eight threads. Second is the GPU: there’s a discrete Nvidia Quadro M620 GPU with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5. And finally there’s RAM: up to 32GB.

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HP Debuts EliteDisplay S14, a Portable Full HD Screen, Usable as Extra For Your Laptop

By Radu Iorga

HP keeps on churning launches and announcements this week, so after debuting a few detachables, they’ve come up with an original accessory. It’s an updated EliteDisplay S14, a portable 1080p display, that hooks up to your PC or laptop.

The new S14 is meant to provide a quick extra monitor on the go, for laptops and tablets. It’s useful for photographers and videographers, who may need a second screen for their work. Collaboration also comes to mind in corporate areas. The EliteDisplay S14 is a 14 inch portable monitor, which comes with a wraparound easel cover, that props up the machine when in use.

The cover also protects it obviously. The design styles completes and complements the one of the HP PCs and laptops. One single USB Type-C port is here to offer both video signal and power, minimizing the number of dongles and accessories in the work area. The power that comes from the laptop or tablet is hooked up at 5W with a top of 15W.

 

The screen itself has a 16:9 aspect, 14 inch diagonal and weighs 2.2 lbs (sans stand). It’s supposed to be 46% thinner and 12% lighter than previous gen models. The panel has 178 degree view angles horizontally and vertically, plus it uses a native Full HD resolution at 60 Hz refresh (5 ms GTG). Brightness is rated at 220 nits and the static contrast ratio is 700:1. The price is $219 and the product comes in July.

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