HP DV6Z Laptop

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 14th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: hp laptop thumbsup

Jon Peddie

My big bad HP Pavilion DV9700 notebook died. Actually it didn’t completely die, it just went blind, or maybe I did because I couldn’t see the screen anymore. It was kinda exciting to watch as it turned itself off, the screen flashed brilliant lines, rippled up down like

The HP Z800

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 25th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: workstation hp

Kathleen Maher

ERRATUM: The Z800 does not support hot swap disks. This capability requires a server OS. We are unable to support this on our client OS architecture. When we wrote about the Parallels Workstation Extreme software (Workstation graphics difficulties fixed, p.13, Volume 9, Number 9, April 27, 2009) we were anxious to see it in

A daily driver that looks like a hotrod

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 7th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: hp vista hdx

Kathleen Maher

FIGURE 1: Right side view. (Source: Hewlett Packard) FIGURE 2: Left side view--moving the data. (Source: Hewlett Packard) FIGURE 3: Looks like the DV6Z has a bigger gas tank. (Source: Jon Peddie Research) FIGURE 4: The DV6Z is faster too. (Source: Jon Peddie Research) Computers and cars can be judged using almost

Lenovo’s new light-weight notebook—a road warrior’s delight

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 19th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: hp ces lenovo usb

Jon Peddie

Lenovo made the mistake of letting us play with their new X201s. It was a mistake because they’re going to have to pry my cold dead fingers off it to get it back. The specs: Core i7-620LM 2GHz; 4GB DDR3; 160GB hard drive; Bluetooth spacer, Intel

HP ENVY17 3D Review - a 3D entertainment system and more

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 15th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia 3d gaming hp review software s3d games

Jon Peddie

The HP 17-inch ENVY laptop is delightful. It has one of the best 3D screens I have ever seen, and it comes with one set of 3D shutter glasses. It can show 3D movies and S3D games, as well as show 3D photos and Google Earth in 3D. The

Review: HP Envy 17 redux

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 28th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: gpu graphics 3d gaming hp laptop envy computer

Jon Peddie

Second time’s a charm – but the first time wasn’t bad either This is a lot of computer for $1,600. It comes with a 120 Hz (S3D) 17-inch display, a Blu-ray player, 750 GB HDD (7200 RPM), 6 GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) system RAM, AMD HD6850M discrete GPU with 1 GB GDDR5, HDMI and

Acer’s Chromebook

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 8th 2013 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: hp acer google android chrome chromebook

Jon Peddie

The Acer Chromebook is a slick-looking, lightweight one-inch-thick clamshell device with an 11.6-inch 1366 × 768 screen (135 PPI) powered by an Intel Celeron processor. It runs the Google proprietary Chrome OS (this is not Android), and that creates a few problems. But this lightweight machine (3 pounds) is an easy-to-tote device with a

AMD APU-based HP Envy TouchSmart Sleekbook

Posted by Robert Dow on November 21st 2013 | Permalink
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Tags: amd hp pmark envy touchsmart razor sleekbook razor blade

Robert Dow

AMD sent an HP Envy TouchSmart Sleekbook for us to evaluate. We used a couple of recent notebooks for comparison and ran several tests.  The basic specifications of the notebooks are shown in the table below. We used CloudGate and FireStrike 3DMark benchmarks and PCMark7 to compare the

Eurocom’s P5 workstation/server laptop

Posted by Robert Dow on June 10th 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia workstation hp quadro dell laptop eurocom

Robert Dow

An all-in-one device that could even be used for gaming Earlier this year Eurocom launched the P5 Pro line. This 15.3 desktop replacement is quite a versatile platform, Eurocom offers the laptop as a gaming laptop which is equipped with a Core i7 and GTX 980M GPU, a Mobile Workstation which