Hardware http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9320/more en Hands On Experience with the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hands-experience-hp-elitebook-1040-g3 <div class="node-body gallery-body">After using the HP EliteBook 1040 G3 for a few weeks I am ready to share about the devices performance and its top security feature.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hands-experience-hp-elitebook-1040-g3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hands-experience-hp-elitebook-1040-g3#comments Hardware 1040 EliteBook G3 Hewlett Packard HP HP EliteBook 1040 G3 images product product images review Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:52:00 +0000 185461 at http://windowsitpro.com HPE builds experimental 1,052-component optical processor — the biggest yet http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hpe-builds-experimental-1052-component-optical-processor-biggest-yet <div class="field-deck"> Hewlett Packard Labs team hopes to tackle tricky "traveling salesman"-type problems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Light and silicon, together at last? A team at Hewlett Packard Labs, part of HPE, has loaded a chip with&nbsp;1,052 optical components &mdash; the most ever in which&nbsp;the photonic&nbsp;components all work together.</p> <p>Funded by a DARPA grant, the specialized chip could help pave the way to make optical processors more practical, particularly for certain types of specialized computations that traditional computing methods struggle with, such as &quot;traveling salesman&quot; type problems that must quickly parse a number of potential, interconnected options.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hpe-builds-experimental-1052-component-optical-processor-biggest-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hpe-builds-experimental-1052-component-optical-processor-biggest-yet#comments Hardware Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:27:00 +0000 185231 at http://windowsitpro.com HPE Microsoft Unveils a Surface Hub Try-and-Buy Program http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/microsoft-unveils-surface-hub-try-and-buy-program <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is allowing some of their hardware reseller partners to offer a unique try before you buy program with their popular Surface Hub.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/microsoft-unveils-surface-hub-try-and-buy-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/microsoft-unveils-surface-hub-try-and-buy-program#comments Microsoft Surface Hardware Microsoft Surface Surface Hub Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:56:00 +0000 184581 at http://windowsitpro.com Surface Studio Drivers and Firmware Now Available from Microsoft for Download http://windowsitpro.com/surface-studio-drivers-and-firmware-now-available-microsoft-download <div class="node-body link-body">Now that the first wave of Surface Studio units are shipping to customers, Microsoft is also making the hardware drivers and firmware available for download.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://windowsitpro.com/site-files/windowsitpro.com/files/surfacestudiolaunchhero.JPG?1480942990" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/surface-studio-drivers-and-firmware-now-available-microsoft-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Surface Downloads Drivers firmware hardware Surface Surface Studio Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:01:00 +0000 184191 at http://windowsitpro.com HP EliteBook 1040 G3 - Product Gallery http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-elitebook-1040-g3-product-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">We just received this Enterprise ready EliteBook 1040 G3 from HP for review and wanted to begin by sharing some product images of the very high end business laptop.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-elitebook-1040-g3-product-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/hp-elitebook-1040-g3-product-gallery#comments Hardware 1040 EliteBook G3 Hewlett Packard HP HP EliteBook 1040 G3 images product product images review Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:57:00 +0000 184141 at http://windowsitpro.com Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Strained His Relationship With Bill Gates http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/steve-ballmer-says-smartphones-strained-his-relationship-bill-gates <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft Corp. into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer&#39;s only regret: not doing it sooner.</p> <p>Ballmer, who was chief executive officer of Microsoft for 14 years, told Bloomberg Television that if he could do it all again, he would have entered the mobile device market years earlier. When he finally did, Gates and other members of the board disagreed, he said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/steve-ballmer-says-smartphones-strained-his-relationship-bill-gates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/steve-ballmer-says-smartphones-strained-his-relationship-bill-gates#comments Hardware Fri, 04 Nov 2016 19:06:00 +0000 183021 at http://windowsitpro.com Surface Dock Updater Tool Refreshed with Improvements and New Features http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-dock-updater-tool-refreshed-improvements-and-new-features <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For those deploying <a href="http://amzn.to/2dGl4JV" target="_blank">Microsoft&rsquo;s Surface Dock</a> devices in the organization, there&rsquo;s a utility called the Surface Dock Updater Tool that allows IT Pros to put the dock on the latest firmware prior to deploying them to business users.</p> <p>The tool has just been updated and according to Microsoft, v2 offers the following improvements:</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; More reliable Ethernet</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-dock-updater-tool-refreshed-improvements-and-new-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-dock-updater-tool-refreshed-improvements-and-new-features#comments Microsoft Surface surface dock surface dock Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:46:00 +0000 182241 at http://windowsitpro.com Does Xbox One S upscale all content to 4K? http://windowsitpro.com/xbox/does-xbox-one-s-upscale-all-content-4k <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how everything is upscaled to 4K with the Xbox One S!</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/xbox/does-xbox-one-s-upscale-all-content-4k" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/xbox/does-xbox-one-s-upscale-all-content-4k#comments Xbox 4K 4K Xbox One S Xbox One S Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:25:00 +0000 180801 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Once Again Modifies Their Silicon Support Policy for 6th Gen Intel Skylake http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/microsoft-once-again-modifies-their-silicon-support-policy-6th-gen-intel-skylake <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has once again announced a significant change to plans they initially unveiled in January of this year for their support policies around the 6th Gen Intel Core Skylake chipset.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/microsoft-once-again-modifies-their-silicon-support-policy-6th-gen-intel-skylake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/microsoft-once-again-modifies-their-silicon-support-policy-6th-gen-intel-skylake#comments Hardware 6th Gen Intel Core Microsoft Policy silicon silicon support Skylake Support Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:42:00 +0000 177321 at http://windowsitpro.com Despite Increased Business Focus, Tablet Market Continues to Tumble http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/despite-increased-business-focus-tablet-market-continues-tumble <div class="field-deck"> If you want one, you've probably got one already, IDC says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For tablet makers, it was&nbsp;a long, slow spring, with sales down&nbsp;12.3% over the same period a year before. An invigorated focus on business tablet applications from Microsoft and Apple now offer&nbsp;a lot more to do with the devices, but not a whole lot of new reasons to buy a new one.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/despite-increased-business-focus-tablet-market-continues-tumble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hardware/despite-increased-business-focus-tablet-market-continues-tumble#comments Hardware Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:01:00 +0000 176901 at http://windowsitpro.com