CES 2020: HP reveals its most powerful Spectre convertible and new ENVY 32 All-in-One | Windows Experience Blog

At CES 2020, HP showed off a new All-in-One and its most powerful Spectre convertible yet.

Power through photo and video projects using the HP ENVY 32 All-in-One (AiO), with up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1 TB SSD. You won’t need extra speakers while editing and playing back audio content with built-in front-firing tweeters and subwoofer speakers custom tuned by Bang & Olufsen. And you’ll find easy access to ports, built-in wireless charging and a multi-device keyboard to easily switch from one device to another.
HP ENVY 32 AiO is now available at HP.com for a starting price of $1,599.99. The device can also be purchased at Best Buy, Amazon and other U.S. retailers.

Powered by up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 with latest Nvidia GeForce graphics, the HP Spectre x360 15 has the stamina of up to 17 hours of battery life.
From the 90% screen-to-body ratio to the 4K OLED 15.6-inch display with DCI-P3 with a 30% wider color gamut range, you’ll experience true-to-life images and vibrant colors like never before. You’ll also find up to three times faster wireless streaming with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. It also includes HP’s smallest IR camera at 2.2 mm and the HP Webcam Kill Switch, a dedicated mute mic button, fingerprint reader on the keyboard deck, and Express VPN and LastPass to create and consume content whenever and wherever you want, securely.
It’s expected to be available in March via HP.com for a starting price of $1,599.99. The device will also be available at Best Buy.
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AIOps meaning to expand throughout DevOps chain

It seems that every year there’s a new record for the pace of change in IT, from the move from mainframe to client/server computing, to embracing the web and interorganizational data movements. The current moves that affect organizations are fundamental, and IT operations had better pay attention.

Cloud providers are taking over ownership of the IT platform from organizations. Organizations are moving to a multi-cloud hybrid platform to gain flexibility and the ability to quickly respond to market needs. Applications have started to transition from monolithic entities to composite architectures built on the fly in real time from collections of functional services. DevOps has affected how IT organizations write, test and deliver code, with continuous development and delivery relatively mainstream approaches.

These fundamental changes mean that IT operations managers have to approach the application environment in a new way. Infrastructure health dashboards don’t meet their needs. Without deep contextual knowledge of how the platform looks at an instant, and what that means for performance, administrators will struggle to address issues raised.

Enter AIOps platforms

AIOps means IT teams use artificial intelligence to monitor the operational environment and rapidly and automatically remediate any problems that arise — and, more to the point, prevent any issues in the first place.

True AIOps-based management is not easy to accomplish. It’s nearly impossible to model an environment that continuously changes and then also plot all the dependencies between hardware, virtual systems, functional services and composite apps.

AIOPs use cases

However, AIOps does meet a need. It is, as yet, a nascent approach. Many AIOps systems do not really use that much artificial intelligence; many instead rely on advanced rules and policy engines to automatically remediate commonly known and expected issues. AIOps vendors collect information on operations issues from across their respective customer bases to make the tools more useful.

Today’s prospective AIOps buyers must beware of portfolio repackaging — AIOps on the product branding doesn’t mean they use true artificial intelligence. Question the vendor carefully about how its system learns on the go, deals with unexpected changes and manages idempotency. 2020 might be the year of AIOps’ rise, but it might also be littered with the corpses of AIOps vendors that get things wrong.

AIOps’ path for the future

As we move through 2020 and beyond, AIOps’ meaning will evolve. Tools will better adopt learning systems to model the whole environment and will start to use advanced methods to bring idempotency — the capability to define an end result and then ensure that it is achieved — to the fore. AIOps tools must be able to either take input from the operations team or from the platform itself and create the scripts, VMs, containers, provisioning templates and other details to meet the applications’ requirements. The system must monitor the end result from these hosting decisions and ensure that not only is it as-expected, but that it remains so, no matter how the underlying platform changes. Over time, AIOps tools should extend so that business stakeholders also have insights into the operations environment.

Such capabilities will mean that AIOps platforms move from just operations environment tool kits to part and parcel of the overall BizDevOps workflows. AIOps will mean an overarching orchestration system for the application hosting environment, a platform that manages all updates and patches, and provides feedback loops through the upstream environment.

The new generation of AIOps tools and platforms will focus on how to avoid manual intervention in the operations environment. Indeed, manual interventions are likely to be where AIOps could fail. For example, an administrator who puts wrong information into the flow or works outside of the AIOps system to make any configuration changes could start a firestorm of problems. When the AIOps system tries to fix them, it will find that it does not have the required data available to effectively model the change the administrator has made.

2020 will see AIOps’ first baby steps to becoming a major tool for the systems administrator. Those who embrace the idea of AIOps must ensure that they have the right mindset: AIOps has to be the center of everything. Only in extreme circumstances should any action be taken outside of the AIOps environment.

The operations team must reach out to the development teams to see how their feeds can integrate into an AIOps platform. If DevOps tools vendors realize AIOps’ benefits, they might provide direct integrations for downstream workflows or include AIOps capabilities into their own platform. This trend could expand the meaning of AIOps to include business capabilities and security as well.

As organizations move to highly complex, highly dynamic platforms, any dependency on a person’s manual oversight dooms the deployment to failure. Simple automation will not be a workable way forward — artificial intelligence is a must.

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For Sale – DELL PowerEdge T110 Server Quad Core Xeon X3440 2.53GHz 8Gb RAM 250Gb HDD No OS

Keen to know the exact specs of this. Does it have a HBA card installed?

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For Sale – Alienware Aurora R7 (GTX 1080, 8th Gen i7) & Alienware AW2518H monitor with Logi Mouse/Corsair Keyboard

I’m selling an Alienware Aurora R7 PC with the following spec:

– Intel Hexa Core i7 8700 (8th gen)
– 32GB Optane Memory & 2TB HDD
– 16GB RAM

It comes with an Alienware AW2518H 24.5 inch NVIDIA G-Sync 240hz monitor.

Both items are in immaculate condition, but unboxed. PC was purchased from John Lewis and the monitor from Amazon. I’m happy to email both receipts (purchased December2018). I’ll also throw in my Corsair keyboard and Logitech G900 mouse too.

Given the size of the items, I’ll only accept collection/delivery in person. Happy to drive within 100 odd miles of Glasgow where I live.

Looking for £1100 for the lot. Reason for sale – not gaming as much as I was and could do with upgrading my MacBook.

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For Sale – AMD A8 7650K APU / Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2 / 16GB DDR3 / 1TB HDD Bundle

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For Sale – 2015 iMac 5K – 24gb Ram, i5, 1tb, Boxed.

Hi all,

Due to a job change, resulting in a work pc, my iMac 5k is surplus to requirements. It’s in great condition, no issues with the screen and will come wiped ready for the new user to setup (as new from Apple). I have the magic mouse and keyboard to go with it (the ones with a lightning charger), along with the original box.
Specs are as follows;
3.2ghz Core i5,
24gb DDR3,
1tb Hard drive,
Radeon R9 M380.

Pictures below show the rest – please note I was using an external Samsung T5 SSD to boot from, which I have subsequently removed. I could include this in the sale if requested.

Any questions please ask.

Collection only from Clapham Junction, London.

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For Sale – Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p, i5 4670 3.4-3.8GHz, Windows 10 Pro,

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For Sale – N54L Microserver & Dell UP3017 Monitor

£55 collected for the microserver?

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For Sale – £1199 – 15 Inch MacBook Pro (2017) [i7 2.9GHz, RX 560, 512GB, AppleCare + extras!]

Hi Richard, no problem at all – happy to answer any questions

@OldG Nitro

Why was the MacBook originally sent back to Apple for repair (when the damage to the screen was done etc) & has it ever been sent back to them other than that time?

I turned on the laptop one time and one of the speakers fuzzed and just blew. Bit of an out of the ordinary issue, but I took it back to Apple to fix. They replaced what’s known as the top cover (keyboard, trackpad, battery, speakers and IO ports), but in the process damaged the display and the headphone jack. I then returned the laptop, where they replaced the display and top cover again, but this didn’t resolve the problem with the headphone jack, so in the end they replaced the logic board (CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD and controllers for IO devices). Essentially, everything inside this laptop has been replaced at some point.​

Have you had any other issues with it?

Other than the above problems, nothing​

Are there any issues with the screen, dead pixels etc?

None from what I can see – there may be the odd hairline scratch that you can pick up in specific lighting conditions, but this would be because I clean the display fairly regularly.​

Any problems with the keyboard (from what I’ve seen a known issue)?

I haven’t personally experienced any, but as I’ve mentioned, this laptop didn’t get much use as I’ve got a desktop for when I’m home, and work provided me with a 15 inch pro.​

Is the AppleCare transferable to a new owner?

From memory, it acts like an extended version of the original warranty, and is tied to the serial number of the machine. However, should anything go wrong, I’d be more than happy to help out with any problems.​

I forgot to add, can you please take a couple of close up photos of the 2 tiny marks you pointed out on the case?

I’ll get a couple of photos taken as soon as possible for you ​

A couple of other closing thoughts: I now use a Surface Book for all of my university work (I’m able to take notes in class without hoarding tonnes of paper handouts), and by far, the more premium machine is the MacBook. If I could afford to keep both, I absolutely would. The only reason I use the Surface device at the moment is because of the ability to annotate my lecture handouts, of which I have a lot. In every other sense, the MacBook is a better device.
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