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HP TouchSmart tx2z – A good touch to a new area

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HP has never shirked away from experimentation…And its obsession with the Touch technology is known to all and sundry.

So, its new tablet, Touchsmart tx2z was right on money. As with all experiments, the first few versions will present a lot of scope for improvement.


Notable features:

  • Style: Tablet
  • Operating System: MS Vista
  • Screen Type: Touchscreen enabled
  • Processor Manufacturer: AMD
  • Optical Drive: DVD Drive
  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Price: $1550 (as tested)

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February 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Posted in In future, New Stuff!

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HP MediaSmart server wins Macworld ”Best of Show” Award

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HP announcement!

“HP MediaSmart Server has been selected as a winner of Macworld’s annual ”Best of Show” awards during the 2009 Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.”

Macworlds’s awards are given by expert editors to honor products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality and overall creativity.

MediaSmart is on the lines of  Microsoft Windows Home Server platform.



  • HP MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 is a central repository for automatically backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from multiple computers on a home network.
  • The MediaSmart Server is designed for use with both Windows and Mac computers
  • Automatically organizes files across all PCs, streams media across a home network and the Internet
  • Publishes photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites.

“This award acknowledges the need for a home server that supports both Mac and Windows computers,” said Allen Buckner, marketing manager, Home Server business, HP. “The HP MediaSmart Server combines features and innovations that are ideal in mixed environments, giving consumers a simple, flexible and protected way to enjoy and share their valuable personal data.”

Its a great machine for Home based media producers  and it can be a robust and scalable server for many media needs.  If you are a music composer or a amateur photographer or a teacher, its the way to go.

Now a days 3D models are the most popular  and we see 3 D graphics in every sphere. Even for teaching Human anatomy we utilize 3D human body models. Example..3DHuman – Build your 3D human bodies..let them come alive These files are very big and storage and transmission is a big issue. HP MediaSmart server can be utilized by modelers or fulltime artists.

Pricing and availability

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the HP MediaSmart Server ex485 with 750 gigabytes of hard disk storage is $599, while the HP MediaSmart Server ex487 with 1.5 terabytes is $749.(3)

The HP MediaSmart Server can be pre-ordered from,,,, and; it is expected to ship in the United States in February.

Written by hermit

January 14, 2009 at 3:42 am

Recycle your tech garbage and get paid by HP!

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That’s right! Its not a new headline, we just didn’t care. So, here it comes again when we are looking for answers to human profligacy..

HP today introduced a program that offers consumers in the United States a simple way to receive cash for their unwanted technology equipment or, if there is no value, to recycle it.

The HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program aims to reduce the amount of electronics in landfills by refurbishing technology for further use or safely recycling it.

  • Through the program, consumers can receive cash back for their unwanted PCs, monitors, printers, digital cameras, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and smartphones of any brand. If there is no value, consumers can responsibly recycle their HP and Compaq-branded products for free.
  • The HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program is a service provided to HP customers through Market Velocity Inc. More information on how to receive a quote for, or recycle, unwanted technology equipment is available at

“As part of the HP Eco Solutions program, we offer practical solutions that make it easy for customers to go green,” said Tony Prophet, senior vice president, Worldwide Supply Chain Operations, HP. “The HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program is yet another example of HP’s longtime commitment to reducing environmental impact by providing a convenient way for customers to responsibly recycle electronics.”

How to participate

The HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program makes it easy to be rewarded for unwanted technology equipment or dispose of it in an environmentally responsible way. Follow these steps to participate in the program:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter the required product information (brand, model, specs, etc.).
  3. Receive an instant buyback quote, net of shipping costs, if there is value.
  4. If there is residual value, simply box up the product, apply the shipping label provided by HP and drop it off at a local UPS location.
  5. Once HP receives the package and checks the integrity of the product, it will mail a check.

If the product does not have residual value, HP will recycle HP and Compaq-branded products for free. Simply box up the product, apply the provided label and drop it off at a local UPS location. For an additional fee, home pickup of products is available.

“Market Velocity has been managing the HP Trade-in Program for seven years and is pleased to be expanding the program to include the Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program,” said Mark Eigenbauer, president, Market Velocity. “Market Velocity is proud to be chosen by HP to manage this compelling new program, which clearly demonstrates HP’s commitment in providing environmentally sound solutions for their customers.”

Source: From HP News room

Written by hermit

January 13, 2009 at 4:23 am