Windows 10 ARM reviews hint at good things to come (but mixed bag at present)

Here’s the sales pitch for Windows 10 laptops and tablets with ARM-based processors: you get super long battery life and smartphone-like always-connected capabilities in a device that can be thinner and/or lighter than a typical Intel or AMD-powered computer. But there’s a tradeoff: today’s fastest ARM processors still offer the kind of power you’d expect […]

HP Envy x2 with Snapdragon 835 up for pre-order for $1000 (ships by March 9th)

HP is now taking pre-orders for its first Windows 10 PC powered by an ARM-based processor. And as expected, it’s not cheap. The HP Envy x2 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS storage is selling for $1000 and it’s expected to ship by March 9th, 2018. The 2-in-1 […]

HP introduces Envy x2 2-in-1 with Intel Core Y-series processor (in case you don’t want the Qualcomm Snapdragon model)

When HP unveiled the new Envy x2 2-in-1 tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor last month, what the company didn’t tell you is that there are actually two versions of the Envy x2. One has that Qualcomm chip and runs a version of Windows designed for devices with ARM processors. The other has an […]

HP Envy x2 2-in-1 Windows PC with Snapdragon 835 promises up to 20 hours battery life

HP has been offering Envy x2 tablets with detachable keyboards for a few years, but the company’s new Envy x2 model is the first to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor rather than an Intel chip. Among other things, that means the new HP Envy x2 will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors. But […]

Meet the first Broadwell-powered tablets and laptops

Now that Intel’s first processor based on 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” technology is just about ready to go, PC makers are starting to unveil laptops and tablets powered by the low-power Intel Core M chip. While the 4.5W Intel Core M processor sips energy as efficiently as an Intel Atom chip, it offers significantly better performance, […]

HP introduces Envy x2 line of 2-in-1 tablets with Intel Broadwell chips

Two of HP’s first computers to feature Intel’s low-power Core M Broadwell processors will be 2-in-1 tablets. As expected, the company is launching a new line of Envy x2 notebooks with 13.3 and 15.6 inch displays and Intel Core 5y10 M processors. The 13 inch model should be available October 29th for $1050 and up, […]

Are cheaper Windows 8 portables on the way? WSJ reports Microsoft is slashing Windows 8 prices for PC makers

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s attempt to get in on the touchscreen computing craze that’s currently dominated by tablets running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. But there have been plenty of signs that sales of touch-capable Windows 8 devices have been off to a slow start. One possible reason is the high price of Windows notebooks […]