This entry was posted by Darren Gladstone, Blogger-in-Chief at HP’s thenextbench.com.
Hi, my name is Darren….but most people call me “Gizmo.” I’ve been digging into the guts of computers for….well…a long time. Let’s just go with that.
Besides being a bit of nerd (#understatement) I also happen to be the blogger-in-chief for all the content you see over at HP’s TheNextBench.com. Now, if you’re not familiar with HP’s official consumer blog, allow me to break it down for you.
Our job at TheNextBench.com is to help people get the most out of their products. We do this by providing tons of useful how-to tips, give you insights into how (and why) some things are made – and chat directly with you about HP products. Think of HP’s blog as your pipeline to the latest HP intel and insights on consumer gear.
What you can’t see since you don’t walk around the halls here, is how proud we are of the innovative gear that we create at HP. Whether it’s being the first to think of encapsulating an entire laptop in Corning glass (The ENVY 14 Spectre) or building the sleekest all-in-one touch-screen (TouchSmart) PCs around, other companies just can’t compete with our unique designs. Yes, we’re a huge company with a long legacy of innovation…and my job is to tell you all about what’s coming next.
On the blog, HP gave me a mission: Be real with you, our customers. I take our products out of the labs and into the real world to show you how each one works. Besides, say, sneaking an ENVY 14 Spectre into a bar before you could buy it in stores, I’m looking for ways to make your computing experience even better.
When a hot, new game like Diablo III or Crysis 2 comes out, I’ll find ways for you to get your game up-and-running with minimal hassle. Or how to configure an ENVY 17 to kick even more tail than it already does.
And then, every so often, I’ll give a couple video reviews and walkthroughs to help show you what I’m doing. For instance, I recently walked people through how to install a graphics card in the new HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix.
If you have a couple minutes, click play and you’ll see what I mean.
All right, so that’s me – and what we do over at TheNextBench.com.
Fair warning: The guys on the Data Central blog have agreed to let me come poke my head in every once in a while and let you guys know what we’re doing over at TheNextBench.com. But I’d love to hear from you. I’m always checking comments and keeping my ears peeled for your questions.
So? What’s on your mind with HP products?