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HP Says 'Sorry' For Bricking Printers, Plans Software Update To Reverse Damage

Last week, we reported that HP had released firmware for some of its inkjet printers that blocked the use of replacement third-party replacement ink cartridges. Consumer advocacy group CHOICE even launched an investigation into whether HP broke Australian Consumer Laws with this move. Now HP has come out to apology to customers, not for making its printers unusable with unofficial cartridges, but for not being upfront about it. The company also plans to release firmware to remove the block on third-party catridges. Here are the details.

HP Apologises For Busting People's Printers On Purpose

HP is apologising for deliberately pushing a software update to customer’s printers that would prevent them from working with non-HP ink.

HP Put A PC Into A 360-Degree Speaker

The days of the traditional box-y desktop are numbered. Apple’s Mac Pro and Cyberpower’s Fang Trinity proved that desktops could come in strange shapes. Now HP is grabbing a piece of the new funky shaped pie with the HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice.

The Best 2-in-1 Laptops For Every Need

Remember when laptops were laptops and tablets were tablets? Well, those days are gone, replaced with acrobatic foldables, detachables, and liquid-cooled enigmas. Buying a new computing machine has never been such a strange decision as it is today, so we decided to round up the very strangest hybrid devices out there and see if they really were the next evolutionary machine of the laptop genus.

Meet HP's New Omen Gaming Range

HP today announced the latest in the Omen gaming range — and we’ve got all the details on the X Desktop, 17 Laptop and SteelSeries accessories.

Feast Your Eyes On This Custom HP Omen X Gaming PC Case

Image Cache: Built by the custom gaming PC team at Maingear, this unique cross-shaped PC case for HP’s high-performance Omen X is a water-cooled, SLI graphics card, factory-overclocked, custom-painted monster. If you have the free desk space for it, it’ll make a lasting impression — and you can make it yours for as little as $US3000.

HP's Best Cheap Laptop Just Got Even Better

When you hear “Best HP Laptop”, you probably think of the impressively thin Spectre 13 or maybe one of HP’s high-end hybrids. But sometimes greatness doesn’t come with an outlandish price tag. The HP Stream, maybe the best Windows laptop you can buy for just $299, just got a much deserved upgrade.

HP Spectre 13 Review: As Close As It Gets To A MacBook With Windows

HP’s Spectre 13 is a mixture of innovation and repetition. Its singular obsession is a familiar one: make a laptop as thin as functionally possible. The result is a luxe machine worthy of your attention — but not necessarily your money.

HP Spectre Laptop: Australian Review

HP’s newest laptop is also its thinnest. It’s the world’s thinnest, actually. At only 10.4 millimetres thick, it’s almost 30 per cent thinner again than the already seriously skinny Apple MacBook, and it’s thinner even than most of the standalone tablets with detachable keyboard — like HP’s own Spectre X2. But it doesn’t use some super-low-voltage processor and battery-sipping hardware to get there.

HP Spectre Laptop: Hands On

The 13.3-inch Spectre’s big claim to fame here is its minuscule size and the amount of power its able to pack inside that tiny frame. Normally, as computers devolve from gargantuan machines to teeny laptops, you start seeing performance trade-offs. A processor is be first to downgrade — see the case of the Apple’s MacBook — because a low-power processor means no heat sinks or cooling fans. The result? Maximum thinness.

With the new Spectre, HP decided to eschew traditional design and stick with the powerful Core I Skylake chips — the best Intel processors found in most high-end laptops — yet still keep that impressively small and lightweight figure. In fact, it comes in at 10.4mm thick — almost 3mm thinner than Apple’s MacBook, which we already called “Stupidly Thin”.

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