Hewlett-Packard Company has announced the HP 8 1401. The HP 8 is an Android-based tablet that has a low price of $169.99. The HP 8 measures at 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.31 inches and weighs 0.69 pounds. The resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels (163 pixels per inch). The HP 8 has a quad-core chip from Allwinner and 1GB of RAM. It also has 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot that is expandable up to 32GB with a battery that is 3800 mAh. The tablet is WiFi only and connects through 802.11b/g/n. It runs on Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2). When you buy the tablet, you will get 25GB of free lifetime cloud storage from Box.
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Hewlett Packard has announced a new laptop at Mobile World Congress called the Pavilion x360. The Pavilion x360 looks similar to the Lenovo Yoga. The Pavilion x360 has a hinge that lets the 11.6-inch touchscreen fold back around 360 degrees so it can be used as a notebook or tablet. The Pavilion x360 is priced at $199 less than the Yoga 2. The Pavilion x360 costs $400.
Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman made around $17.6 million in cash and stock options, according to the company’s annual proxy filing with the U.S. SEC. Most of this compensation was from stock options worth $12.7 million, including a bonus and stock awards worth around $4.4 million. Whitman’s base salary was $1. In 2014, she earned a base salary of $1.5 million.
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Hewlett Packard has announced a new laptop called the Chromebook 11 LTE, which has a retail price of $379 at Best Buy. The Chromebook 11 LTE is compatible with Verizon’s LTE network. The Chromebook 11 LTE is $100 more than the WiFi-only version. Chromebooks are heavily reliant on an Internet connection to be fully functional.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) is getting back into the smartphone market by launching a 6-inch and 7-inch Android phablet (smartphone that is about the size of a tablet). Unfortunately, the devices will be launching in India first. Both of the devices are running on Android Jelly Bean, has a quad-core processor, 16GB storage, and microSD slot for 32GB of expansion. The 6-inch device has a 1280×720 display and the 7-inch has a 1280×800 display. Both devices have front-facing stereo speakers, a 2 megapixel camera, and 5 megapixel rear camera. It is unknown how much the devices will cost. The 6-inch is called the Slate 6 VoiceTab and the 7-inch is called the Slate 7 VoiceTab.
Hewlett Packard is going to release a low-priced Android smartphone next week, according to 9to5 Google. The device is expected to cost around $200 and is designed for prepaid markets. In the past, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman acknowledged the importance of offering a smartphone in many countries of the world because it could be the first computing device for many individuals.