Beautiful design, Lightweight and compact
Even though the HP Chromebook 11 is completely different from the high-end Pixel, it gets the same rating because it achieves the same mission. It advances Google's Chrome OS platform not with what it does, but how it does it. It exudes style and even a bit of unapologetic Chromebook pride. HP says the Chromebook 11 will ship on October 16. I expect that the white ones will sell better, and a canny retailer will bundle a microfiber cleaning cloth with each one.
11.6-inch beauty has a very tempting price
The Chromebook 11 looks great, is small and light and has the best screen we've seen on a Chrome OS device. However, build quality isn't quite up to scratch and - more importantly - neither is performance. With several other rival Chromebooks about to be launched, it's definitely worth waiting to see if one can combine good performance with a good screen at the right price. HP's aims well with its latest effort, but misses the mark by a good margin.
Sharp design, comfortable keyboard, bright IPS display, and loud speakers
A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP's 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you're not thinking about productivity, though, you're better off with a tablet.
Good screen, solid built, light, affordable
The Chromebook 11 looks good, but poor performance and cheaper yet more advanced alternatives have us struggling to recommend this over other products on the market. The Chromebook is getting better, but it's still a long way from being a worthwhile investment as far as we're concerned.
Nice build quality for $279, though the lid is a bit too flexible and wobbly for our tastes
The Chromebook 11 removes at least a few of those compromises. Too many cheap laptops are crippled by bad screens and crappy keyboards, and HP and Google get both of them right here. The build quality is fine for the price, though the screen wobbles and hairline scratches in the glossy plastic finish will eventually be an issue, even if you're careful with it.
Powerful hardware and responsive software
Imagine an Envy x2 at half the price running Android instead of Windows and that is essentially the SlateBook x2 in a nutshell. This 10.1-inch detachable has more in common with the Envy x2 than the Split x2 - and that should be taken as a compliment. These HP models may not look as sleek as the Asus Infinity models, but the FHD IPS display, solid workmanship, versatility and outdoor usability are all indubitably better than the larger and more expensive Split x2.
Quite good despite the plastic components used
The HP SlateBook x2 is a fast hybrid device and performed quite well in most of the benchmark tests. Barring the cramped keyboard, reflective screen and the below average audio experience we did not find anything missing in the device. Lack of 3G may be an issue for some. Sure the rear camera is a disappointment, but that should never be a consideration while buying a hybrid device.
Durable simplistic design
As a business focused device, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 delivers on most fronts. The 1.9 GHz i5 processor and 128GB mSATA SSD ensure that users will be able to tackle most computing functions with relative ease, while the machine's durable portable design easily shrugs off the wears and tears of travel.
Easily the most notable weak point for this machine is its lack of media focus.
Attractive, durable design, Good keyboard design
The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 is a revival of the convertible laptop design that never really caught on several years ago. This model has a good exterior, a comfortable keyboard and a high-quality touch screen. It is expensive and has below-average battery life, however.
Solid build, superior performance, and a surfeit of business features
The HP EliteBook Revolve packs plenty of power and plenty of bang for the buck. It's plenty usable too, my touchpad peeves notwithstanding. If you're thinking of using the Revolve as a tablet, though, note that while the display does revolve, it doesn't detach. If you're not hung up on having all the oomph or the business-class features of the Revolve, you might look into HP's Envy X2 with its detachable keyboard dock and second battery.
Durable and compact simplistic design
As a business focused device, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 delivers on most fronts. The best things the EliteBook Revolve 810 has going for it are clean design and comfortable feel, plus system speed. Price and battery life are the weaknesses. For $1,449, though, we'd prefer longer battery life. If you are looking for productivity and want a device that will get the job done, plain and simple, will be well severed by the HP EliteBook Revolve 810.
Weak Performance, Limited Screen Viewing Angles
The HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11z-e000 is ideal for users who want a touch-enabled display, but don't want to spend a lot of money. The only other comparable option at the sub $500 price point is the Asus Q200. The two devices match-up fairly evenly -- with a slight performance edge going to the Q200 -- but the Pavilion Touchsmart 11z's base model is listed at nearly $100 less.
Very low price, Quick startup/shutdown/resume
HP knows what it's getting into with the Pavilion 14 Chromebook, and that's why it's targeting the consumer market. No matter how you slice it, there are still too many quirks surrounding Chromebooks-such as the storage limitations and internet connectivity requirements, or the inability to run many business applications-to recommend the platform wholeheartedly to business users.
Cheap laptop for basic web browsing, word processing and spreadsheets
At £250 it's cheaper than most budget Windows laptops and if you're looking for a cheap laptop for basic web browsing, word processing and spreadsheets then the Pavilion Chromebook works quite well. A lack of 3G connectivity may help keep the price down, but the offline option for Google Docs means it doesn't turn into an entirely useless lump of plastic when you lose your internet connection. The battery life demands improvement.
Generous screen, Fast and responsive
So if you think a Chromebook is right for you, which should you buy? We still think the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (which, perhaps tellingly, is the one Google itself promotes through TV advertising), is the best balance. Yes, it struggles with some more computationally complex tasks and the screen is very washed out, but the long battery life and lightness make it feel like a pure Chrome OS thing.
Attractive and well-built design, Spacious keyboard and touchpad
HP's Pavilion 14 Chromebook could serve the role of being someone's sole PC. A large keyboard, reasonable processor, and low price combine to make a very attractive low-cost system that anyone could pick up and use for most computing tasks. Battery life is the system's only disappointment, but an extended battery that roughly doubles endurance is available.
Yet, this system's attempt to fit in the mainstream is, ironically, what drains it of value.
Very good display, Good program performance
Buyers of the HP Envy dv6-7202eg receive a powerful multimedia notebook packed to the brim with modern technology. This laptop can complete any task with ease and look good while doing it. We especially like the high contrast Full HD display with great viewing angle stability and matte surface. The packet will set you back around 1,199 Euros (~$1570) - a high price, but there are alternatives.
High Resolution Display, Hybrid Hard Drive and Blu-ray Drive
HP's Envy laptops may lack their distinctive styles that set them apart from the companies other consumer laptops but it still offers a solid experience for those looking at an all around laptop. It features some strong performance that lets it do well in pretty much but it still isn't quite as suited for dedicated gaming as other laptops. The only other bit of disappointment was the storage which isn't quite as fast as ultrabooks with their dedicated SSD cache rather than hybrid solutions.
Great Business Computer
This is a great computer for business just because of one feature alone, the finger print reader. I like this alot, you can have it "read" any one of your 10 fingers. I suggest at least two, one on each hand in case you can't use one of the hands.
That said this is a nice laptop. The keys are easy to press and quiet. Mine luckily came with Windows 7, I had reviewed Windows 8 (W8) at a large retailer with the initials B.B. I was not impressed with W8.
Simple and elegant design
The HP ProBook 4530s office notebook leaves an altogether good overall impression. The numerous configurations, as well as the impressive case refresh, and the good stability, are only some of the positive aspects in this respect. Also the easy upgrade possibilities, as well as the selection of interfaces, and the input devices, are additions to the included advantages.
A sturdy, versatile laptop
The HP ProBook is a sturdy, versatile laptop that will suit anyone who needs something portable and powerful. Its slight build belies the fact that the ProBook is as rugged as they come and can withstand a bit of rough treatment. If you plan on using this laptop a lot and are prone to the odd attack of the clumsies then the HP ProBook 4530s will be right up your street.
Advanced security features
The HP ProBook 4530s is a 15-inch notebook with a brushed-aluminum design that makes it look sleek and professional. It also has a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU with a speedy 500GB hard drive. To cater to some business users, it has some security features, like biometric and face-recognition security.
A business laptop for the masses maybe, but home users can find better value elsewhere
At around Â£670, it's difficult to recommend the Probook 4530s, as you're paying extra for a graphics card that's slightly worse than the one found in this Dell Inspiron 15r. The solid construction and superb keyboard aren't enough to justify the extra costs, when Dell's laptop is much better value overall..
An Excellent business laptop
It can't match the extensive connectivity of some of its competitors, but the ProBook 4530s is still an excellent business laptop. Beyond the eye-pleasing styling, it has solid performance at a mid-range price. The superb keyboard makes it a joy to use and battery life is above what we would expect. If you don't mind losing a few ports, it's a great all-round business machine.
Contrast-rich display, Decent gaming performance
The Pavilion g6-2200sg is a good deal and a decent notebook for all looking for a cheap general purpose notebook. It delivers fair system performance, which suffices for most users, works quietly under low load and comes with a contrast-rich display. Furthermore, the Pavilion is also interesting for gamers who do not like to spend 800 to 1000 Euro ( $1050 to $1300) for a fancy gaming computer.
Great monitor for the price
I bought two of these for my new PC build, I am a student so i wanted a dual monitor setup so i could do research on one screen while writing on the other and i must say i am very happy with these. Screens look great and again if your looking for a dual monitor setup that wont break the bank these are a nice option.
Build Quality, Battery, Price
The HP Pavilion g6 is a good budget notebook. While there aren't a ton of standout features and extras, it also doesn't have any major issues. Budget notebooks need to cut corners somewhere to come in at an affordable price and HP chose the right places to trim when they made the g6. Students and average home users in need of an affordable notebook should look at the g6, especially as part of back to school and Black Friday promotions.
Awesome! but with some drawbacks
First, this ultrabook is awesome! Starts up fast, thanks to the 128gb SSD. High quality brushed aluminum casing, USB 3.0 connection, HDMI output, WiDi connectivity and backlit keyboard.
Now, for the not awesome part (this is for me. for other users, this might be sufficient..), only 4gb of ram, and it's on-board, meaning not upgradable. Ram prices are cheap nowadays and it would be more awesome if the ram is not on-board so you could put an 8gb stick.
Screen quality is decent
The HP Spectre XT is a decent Ultrabook. It's pretty light and is very attractive. In terms of performance, it isn't sluggish and the battery life is pretty impressive. Priced at Rs 64,990 in India, it's not the most affordable Ultrabook out there, but is surely worth its price if you're travelling a lot and need a portable notebook as company.
Excellent keyboard and touchpad
With a couple more hours of battery life, the HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart could have been a great laptop. With a little more care, a little more attention to detail in its design and production, it could have been a fantastic one. The building blocks are here. But as is, the XT TouchSmart isn't really portable or stylish enough to justify its premium price tag and lack of beefier specifications.
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