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HP Introduces World’s First 27-inch All-in-One Workstation HP Introduces World’s First 27-inch All-in-One Workstation

February 23, 2012 1 comment

Category-defining HP Z1 workstation allows design professionals to unleash their creativity

HP today unveiled the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 68.6 cm (27”) diagonal display.

Designed like no other, the display of the new HP Z1 Workstation snaps open so users can easily swap out parts and make upgrades without any tools required.

The HP Z1 combines a sleek industrial design with accelerated performance featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, support for more than 1 billion colors and HP’s world-class reliability.

Built for computer-aided design, digital media, entertainment, architects, education and independent professionals, the HP Z1 provides blazingly fast rendering and performance. It offers a full range of workstation-class graphics cards and processors, and is thoroughly tested and certified to work with today’s leading industry applications.

Whether it’s an engineer creating 3-D components, an architect designing buildings, a videographer editing event footage or photographer finishing photo shots, the HP Z1 gives creative professionals the power they need to bring ideas to life faster.

“The revolutionary HP Z1 creates a new category of workstations elevating the standard for design, performance, upgradability and serviceability,” said Fulvio Dona, HP Workstation Category Manager. “With its game-changing design and an experience that optimizes visual and computing performance, the HP Z1 will help attract new customers and expand our market leadership.” Read more…

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Twitter Breaks News of Whitney Houston Death 27 Minutes Before Press

February 12, 2012 1 comment

Twenty-seven minutes before mainstream media broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death on Saturday night, the story was on Twitter, reported by a man who tweeted the news out to his 14 followers.

A tweet — sent at 4:57 p.m. PT — from the Associated Press that confirmed Houston’s death by citing her publicist was retweeted more than 10,000 times, according to data from Topsy Labs. However, the first tweet to reveal the news was sent at 4:30 p.m. PT and was only retweeted once. Read more…

CHART: Proof That The PC Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

We saw this excellent chart from Horace Dediu retweeted by Techmeme today. It shows PC sales, including Android and iOS devices, from the dawn of time to today.

As you can see, PC sales have started to go flat. Based on recent numbers from last quarter, they may have already hit their peak.

Meanwhile, Macs are gaining steady momentum while Android and iOS devices are blowing up.

One thing that could break the trend: We’re still interested to see what this chart looks like about six months from now once all those fancy new Ultrabooks we saw at CES finally hit the market. Those could give PC sales a major boost considering how cheap and efficient they are.

Anyway, here’s the chart:

history of PC sales chart
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