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Smartphone, wearable, and tablet deals are often the highlight of Black Friday but there are actually some awesome offers available for those of you on the lookout for a laptop. HP, in particular, is taking things extra seriously this year with huge discounts across its entire lineup, so we wanted to highlight some of the best offers.

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HP Spectre Folio hands-on: A folio like no other

The HP Spectre Folio, dubbed as the world’s first leather convertible PC, is unique for the fact that its frame is crafted from genuine leather, as in the material is actually bonded with its aluminum and magnesium frame.

Oct 01, 2018, 9:37 PM,  by John Velasco,  9 comments
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Windows better for mobile?: HP Elite X2 1013 G3 hands-on

Delivering sleek looks and high value the HP Elite X2 has joined the loudening chorus of Windows 10 devices which have made Android tablets and even iPad’s less relevant. Starting at $1499 this detachable is slated for a June release, but we were lucky enough to grab some hands-on time to show you what HP’s accomplished...

May 14, 2018, 2:35 PM,  by Corey Gaskin,  3 comments
DEAL The HP Elite x3 sees a huge price cut on the Microsoft Store

One of the final devices to run Windows 10 mobile sees it's price drop by $500...

Apr 06, 2018, 2:24 PM,  by Matthew Mills,  22 comments
HP Envy x2 hands-on: a Snapdragon 835-powered Surface competitor with outstanding battery life

The next move for Qualcomm is to enter the Windows 10 market, and one of the first devices to show that ambitious move is the HP Envy X2, a 2-in-1 styled mobile device in the same capacity as Microsoft Surface tablets.

Dec 05, 2017, 7:15 PM,  by John Velasco,  8 comments
Microsoft releases a list of handsets that will receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators update

The Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) is only being released to select Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Today, Microsoft disseminated a list of devices that are going to receive the update and conspicuous by absence are the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. These were launched in the middle of 2015, and now, it appears that Microsoft is no longer supporting the pair...

Oct 18, 2017, 12:52 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  11 comments
Apple is the most valuable brand globally for the fifth consecutive year

For the fifth consecutive year, consultant Interbrand has named Apple the most valuable brand on the planet. The value of the brand is $184 billion, according to the latest report, which is up 3% over last year's figure. Some of Apple's rivals are in the top ten with Google in second place. The Alphabet subsidiary has a brand worth $141.7 billion, which is 6% higher than the 2016 valuation...

Sep 27, 2017, 12:15 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  43 comments

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A new HP Elite x3 Windows smartphone might be coming soon

A next generation HP Elite x3 was showcased at MWC 2017, but it's not clear when it's supposed to be released...

Mar 02, 2017, 11:52 AM,  by Florin Troaca,  20 comments
DEAL Deal: HP Elite x3 going for just $599 with Desk Dock included, $200 off the usual price

For a limited time, HP is selling a bundle consisting out of an Elite x3 phone and a desk dock (a charging cradle, really) at just $599...

Nov 30, 2016, 4:36 PM,  by Mihai A.,  7 comments
HP to launch new mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone

Despite the fact that it will come with a mid-range processor inside, the HP smartphone will feature support for Continuum and the Desk Dock that the company is now selling along with the Elite x3...

Nov 29, 2016, 12:45 AM,  by Cosmin V.,  8 comments
DEAL Deal: get the HP Elite x3 Holiday Bundle at 30% off

$1000 gets you the HP Elite x3, the Lap Dock, the Desk Dock, a case, and a tempered screen protector...

Nov 26, 2016, 6:01 PM,  by Mihai A.,  9 comments
HP already working on another customer-focused Windows Phone smartphone

The Redmond-based company is said to provide HP with technology that it used in the past inside its Lumia smartphone. Features like Glance, ClearBlack display, double tap to wake, and advanced camera functionality will be implemented in the HP's Windows Phone handset...

Nov 18, 2016, 5:01 PM,  by Cosmin V.,  14 comments
Verizon is now selling the $1000 HP Elite x2, an LTE-connected Surface Pro 4 competitor

Verizon is now selling the HP Elite x2 Windows 10 2-in-1

Nov 18, 2016, 9:18 AM,  by Mihai A.,  3 comments
HP Elite x3 to make an appearance in 100 Microsoft Stores next week

HP's Elite x3, one of the most interesting Windows 10 Mobile smartphones we've seen in a while, will be coming over to physical Microsoft Stores next week...

Oct 07, 2016, 11:30 AM,  by Joe M.,  14 comments
HP Elite x3 sales on hold in the US until October 11 due to camera issues

Since HP and Microsoft are working together to release a new software update for the Elite x3, which will improve the phone's overall performance, it's unclear whether or not the new October 11 release date will remain valid...

Sep 23, 2016, 3:42 AM,  by Cosmin V.,  9 comments
Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update for HP Elite x3 gets delayed for a few weeks

HP quietly updated its FAQ list about the Elite x3 and added a new deadline for the release of Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, one that's not really clear. It appears that “HP is working with Microsoft to release Windows 10 Mobile OS Anniversary Update (Redstone 1) for the Elite x3 in the coming weeks...”

Sep 21, 2016, 6:19 AM,  by Cosmin V.,  8 comments
HP Elite x3 pre-orders delayed in the US by two weeks

Initially slated for a September 12 release, the HP Elite x3's launch seems to have been pushed back in the United State where it won't be available until September 26. The information has been confirmed by Microsoft Store, but anything could change by the time the Elite x3 is supposed to be released in the US...

Sep 05, 2016, 7:10 AM,  by Cosmin V.,  4 comments
HP Elite x3 to receive Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update in mid September

HP confirmed that those who purchase the Elite x3 will be able to download and install Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update “on or about September 13”...

Aug 29, 2016, 5:24 AM,  by Cosmin V.,  1 comment
Pre-orders for HP's Elite x3 go live in the US through Microsoft

To say that the mobile version of Windows 10 is off to a rocky start would be putting things nicely. Whether it be because of numerous software bugs or the underwhelming reviews of Microsoft's Lumia 950 series...

Aug 22, 2016, 2:38 PM,  by Joe M.,  14 comments
This smart HP backpack will charge your phone (up to 10 times), tablet, and laptop

The HP Powerup Backpack is rather pricey, and will be released on October 1...

Aug 08, 2016, 6:40 AM,  by Florin T.,  8 comments
Windows 10 Mobile beast HP Elite x3 available for pre-orders at CDW

The highly spec'd Windows 10 Mobile powered HP Elite x3 can now be pre-ordered online from CDW. The handset is priced at $799.99 and can be leased for $24.96 a month. The device comes with a 5.96-inch AMOLED screen and carries a 1440 x 2560 resolution. A Snapdragon 820 SoC is under the hood with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of expandable storage...

Aug 04, 2016, 5:03 PM,  by Alan F.,  36 comments
HP Elite x3 price allegedly set for about $770 in Europe, release date rumored for September

According to a new rumor, the HP Elite x3 will be priced at €699 when it launches in Europe this upcoming September...

Jul 09, 2016, 1:40 PM,  by Mihai A.,  30 comments
The HP Elite X3 is just around the corner, new Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications reveal

The HP Elite X3 passed Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications for the US and the rest of the world, out soon...

Jun 20, 2016, 7:35 AM,  by Milen Y.,  26 comments
Spill, splash, dunk! Top 5 water-resistant flagship smartphones

Join us as we take a look at the 5 best water-resistant flagship smartphones...

Feb 21, 2016, 9:59 PM,  by Mihai A.,  17 comments
HP Elite X3 vs iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Nexus 6P and the rest: size comparison

For what it's worth, this is first and foremost one colossal phone, and we mean that literally. At 6-inch display size, it approaches last year's Nexus 6 in terms of dimensions...

Feb 21, 2016, 11:25 AM,  by Victor H.,  4 comments
HP Elite X3 hands-on

This sufficiently spec’d smartphone is powered by Microsoft’s still budding Windows 10 platform, but it’s able to differentiate itself from the pack by harnessing the power of Continuum...

Feb 21, 2016, 11:02 AM,  by John V.,  25 comments
6-inch HP Elite x3 aims to invigorate Windows 10 flagships, supports Continuum

The HP Elite x3 is the newest member in the Windows 10 Mobile fleet: a gigantic, 5.96-inch phone with support for Continuum, it's a device built for business, running on the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 820 system chip...

Feb 21, 2016, 11:00 AM,  by Victor H.,  29 comments
HP Elite X3 to feature a 4150mAh battery; more photos leak

The HP Elite X3 is shaping up to be the most interesting and exciting Windows Phone since, well, ever. Earlier this morning, we passed along the latest specs for the high-end handset. Let's review them as there are some changes and additions. There is the 6-inch OLED screen featuring a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 490ppi. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 SoC, containing a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU...

Feb 21, 2016, 4:32 AM,  by Alan F.,  27 comments
Are these the final specs for the high-end HP Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile phone?

Windows Phone fans have a high-end phone to look forward to with the HP Elite X3. We told you about this handset back in December when it showed up on a benchmark site under the HP Falcon name. The handset is equipped with a 6-inch display carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood, containing a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU...

Feb 21, 2016, 2:02 AM,  by Alan F.,  20 comments
HP Elite x3 (formerly HP Falcon) to be a smart-looking Windows 10 smartphone?

The HP Elite x3 could be a pretty large high-end Windows 10 handset, featuring a Quad HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor...

Feb 13, 2016, 3:18 AM,  by Florin T.,  13 comments
HP Falcon shows up in benchmark result, it's a Windows 10 Mobile phablet powered by the Snapdragon 820

According to a recent discovery made in the GFXBench database, HP is working on a Snapdragon 820-powered Windows 10 Mobile phablet...

Dec 11, 2015, 6:12 AM,  by Mihai A.,  10 comments
HP to reportedly focus on high-end tablets priced in "Apple iPad range"

Ever since it launched the low-priced HP Slate 7 in 2013, HP has been running a high-volume, low margin Android tablet business. Hoping that low prices would generate heavy sales and profits, the manufacturer has apparently decided to change its tactics. It ran what amounted to a liquidation sale during Cyber Monday in an effort to pare inventory of its low-priced slates...

Dec 03, 2015, 8:17 PM,  by Alan F.,  22 comments
HP study finds that there's no such thing as a secure smartwatch

According to a new study from HP, 100 percent of connected smartwatches manifest some sort of significant security vulnerability...

Jul 24, 2015, 11:41 AM,  by Mihai A.,  4 comments
Wish you could handle multiple SIM cards in your single-SIM device? There is SIMore

The need for a multi-SIM capable device is virtually non-existent in the United States. It is however, a...

Apr 12, 2015, 4:48 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  11 comments
Forced to replace Beats, HP picks Bang & Olufsen as its new audio partner

HP will launch tablets, PCs, and accessories with Bang & Olufsen audio technology. The first device made in collaboration with the Danish company should be released this spring...

Mar 24, 2015, 8:18 PM,  by Florin T.,  27 comments
DEAL HP Stream 7 tablet deal available from Microsoft Store; $79 includes free Office 365 and $25 gift card

The cheapest Windows tablet ever sold, the HP Stream 7, is available now from the online Microsoft Store for the ridiculously low price of $79. Not only is that a $20 savings from the original launch price of $99, buyers of the tablet also receive some nice extras. Purchase the tablet from Microsoft and you'll receive a free one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, which normally costs $69.99...

Feb 15, 2015, 1:32 PM,  by Alan F.,  19 comments
HP offers new 12-inch and 8-inch Android powered tablets for business use

HP has introduced two new Android tablets for the enterprise. The HP Pro Slate 12 features a 12.3-inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 4 and offers a 1600 x 1200 resolution. That works out to a rather low 163ppi pixel density. With a 4:3 aspect ratio, the screen more closely resembles a piece of paper than the usual 16:9 seen on most Android slates...

Jan 20, 2015, 12:41 PM,  by Alan F.,  15 comments
featured 10 of the greatest smartphones from 10 years ago (2015 edition)

The pre-iPhone and pre-Android smartphone era was very interesting, with Nokia, BlackBerry, Palm and others fighting for supremacy...

Jan 18, 2015, 5:52 PM,  by Florin T.,  61 comments
HP lists a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet on its website

HP apparently has a new tablet that will be offered to the enterprise. The HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 is already listed on the company's website and HP is touting the 8-inch slate as an affordable device, providing "reliable business mobility." Sure, HP already has an 8-inch tablet with the HP Stream 8, but the Pro Tablet 408 G1 offers a better camera, more memory and supports the use of a digital pen...

Jan 01, 2015, 11:07 AM,  by Alan F.,  19 comments
Palm name returning to smartphones? Alcatel OneTouch rumored to have purchased brand from HP

You never know. You just never know. At CES 2009, Palm introduced the Palm Pre and it looked like the Apple iPhone finally had competition. Android was still a novelty, and webOS looked like an operating system that could captivate smartphone users. But something went awry for Palm between CES and the launch of the Pre. Whether it was the lack of apps for the phone, or just lousy marketing by Palm, the Pre never challenged the iPhone...

Dec 30, 2014, 10:20 PM,  by Alan F.,  12 comments
Microsoft donates 200 HP Stream 7 tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities

Microsoft's General Manager of the New York district, Reid Downey, made an appearance on NBC's Today show Friday morning. Downey was making the appearance to announce that the tech titan was donating 200 HP Stream tablets and $2 million in software to youth related charities including some sponsored by NBC...

Dec 20, 2014, 3:26 AM,  by Alan F.,  15 comments
E-Label Act signed into law, our gadgets may now be spared of over-etched or over-stickered labeling

Wednesday, President Obama signed the E-Label Act. This will give electronics manufacturers the...

Nov 27, 2014, 12:31 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  5 comments
HP intros Slate 6 VoiceTab II, its latest tablet with phone capabilities

The Slate 6 VoiceTab II is either a small tablet, or a very large smartphone - HP probably wants it to be both...

Nov 26, 2014, 5:27 PM,  by Florin T.,  10 comments
HP officially kills off its webOS services

HP's attempt at a mobile OS began with the purchase of Palm – a startup, which was developing its own mobile-orinented Palm OS. The platform was then renamed to webOS and HP announced that it will become a universal OS to work across all of HP's smart devices. A few months later, the company launched 2 smartphones and a tablet, all powered by webOS – the HP Veer, HP Pre3, and the HP TouchPad.

Oct 16, 2014, 5:25 AM,  by Paul.K,  14 comments
HP to split into two companies

HP has been lacking anything resembling the “Midas” touch lately, particularly in mobile where the...

Oct 05, 2014, 8:46 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  16 comments
HP intros Stream 7 and Stream 8, the first one is the cheapest Windows tablet ever

Tired of seeing cheap Android tablets everywhere? Microsoft and HP will soon let you buy a Window 8.1 slate for only $99.99...

Sep 29, 2014, 7:42 PM,  by Florin T.,  19 comments
featured 7 tablets with phone functionality (you can call them giant smartphones)

There was once a time when people wanted their mobile phones to be as small as possible. Now, however, we can make calls from our tablets...

Aug 10, 2014, 4:18 PM,  by Florin T.,  29 comments
HP to enter the smartwatch scene with a fancy timepiece

It seems that HP is about to enter the smartwatch scene, as well. However, the manufacturer is not looking to make yet another bland device that mainly keeps tech-heads happy, no no... HP has teamed up with fashion designer Michael Bastian to create a timepiece that fashionable people would actually like to be seen with. The watch will be circular, with a 44-millimeter stainless steel case, adorned by a multilayered finish. It will come with 3 swappable bands in different finishes – black rubber, brown leather, and olive green nylon. There will also be a "limited edition" version of the watch, which will reportedly be an all-black design.

Aug 01, 2014, 7:54 AM,  by Paul.K,  10 comments
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