HP Chromebook 14 Australian Review: Breaking The Bank

We love Chromebooks, but the formula for a cheap computer for the masses needs to be just right before it can be classified as great. Unfortunately, the HP Chromebook 14 seems to miss that mark.

HP Chromebook 11 Review: Cheap And Cheerful

Google’s Chromebook line is often maligned as inexpensive but underpowered or, in the case of the Pixel, a really nice screen in front of limited functionality and an exorbitant price tag. But by pairing a solid build with a $399 price tag, HP seems to have finally found the right balance of affordability and performance in the new Chromebook 11.

HP Chromebook 11 Lands In Australia

After fixing the overheating issues, the HP Chromebook 11 is back on sale around the world, and now the way is clear for it to land on Australian shelves, too. Specifically, those of JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.

HP To US Customers: 'Windows 7 Is Back'

HP is bringing back Windows 7 “by popular demand” — it’s not clear from whom — and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you’ve got the very recent past?

American Customer Service Horror Stories

While my own Verizon horror story did work out in the end (replacement phone received, $US500 penalty avoided, woohoo), not many people have a globe-spanning soapbox like Gizmodo upon which to kvetch. Here are 10 of the most stupendously terrible cases of customer service Giz US readers have had to endure. Let us know your Aussie tales in the comments.

Tablets In 2014: What Can We Expect?

By some estimates, as many as 7 million Australians currently use a tablet. And tablets could make up half of first-time computer purchases by 2017, according to recent Gartner research. But the real question is: what shiny new tablet will you be streaming 2014’s World Cup on? Let’s preview upcoming tablets — known and rumoured — along with the processor, display and operating system technologies that will drive them. UPDATED

2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014.

Hands-On With HP's Leap Motion Ultrabook [Video]

HP’s latest ENVY 17 ultrabook boasts a gesture-controlled Leap Motion sensor built directly into the laptop. Check out our video to see how it handles Google Earth.

HP Split x2 Gizmodo Reader Review: Jana Michaels, Design Professional

Jana Michaels is a Victorian process improvement officer with a design background. She’s also one of three winners in our recent HP Split x2 competition. Jana has her new Windows 8 detachable notebook for over a week now and this is her road test experience…

HP Split x2 Gizmodo Reader Review: Peter Coffey, School Teacher

Peter Coffey is a primary school teacher in a rural Victorian town, switching to the classroom after 20 years as an IT/telecommunications specialist. He’s also one of three winners in our recent HP Split x2 competition. Steve has had his new Windows 8 detachable notebook for a week now and this is his road test experience…