A look inside James Bond’s Q-Lab

How many times do you open your notebook? The hinge is one of the most important components of the notebook, and like James Bond’s Q lab, where he builds and tests his weapons; HP does its entire notebook testing in their lab.

The second day of HP Global influencer summit 2012 is about how the company tests and builds durable products for the consumers. Carol Hess, the Vice President, World Wide Commercial PC Marketing, started off the day with HP’s hinge test. The hinge test machine runs for 25000 cycles which is approximately 10 times a day for six years, this explains the number of times a user can open and close his/her notebook lid in a day.

The shock zone

“Electromagnetic static shock could mean death to a notebook”, says Scott Love, Manager, HP Quality Strategy, Quality, Service and Customers Expert. With the use of an electronic static resistant tool, HP tests their products to with stand a great electro static shock with 15000 kilowatts of testing. The company adopted the military spec 8-10G test on their elite products. The shock test also involves dropping the notebook 26 times on both sides from a height of 30 inch.

Dye another day

Not many consumers think under the hood, what really is the technology behind HP’s inks. “How HP tests original inks to provide consistent print ups from page one to page empty”, says Thom Brown, HP’s Inkologist.

Thom shares that HP original ink stays in the solution and seals microscopic holes (a third of hair’s size) to avoid microscopic penetration of anything to print outs. In addition to this, the inks are mixed to multiply light intensity to a print by 70 times. This makes HP ink and paper 50 times more permanent than the cheaper options.

Hot and Cold

At minus 0.1 degrees Celsius we freeze ice cream, HP tests its notebooks. Among the dust test, stress test and others, HP has environmental chambers that test their notebook for consumers who are living in extreme conditions.

Where is Samsung’s 55-inch Super OLED 3D display?

Samsung has shed more light on its plans for OLED HDTVs, saying it hopes to have a 55-inch “Super” OLED 3D TV available in Korea by the second half of 2012. It’s not clear when a Samsung-branded OLED TV would hit the U.S. During a press conference in Seoul, a company executive said it would take two to three years before OLEDs were widely available, according to the Associated Press.

In January, Samsung said its 55-inch OLED TV would be available worldwide in 2012. The set is expected to be priced around $9,000 for its Korean launch.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

CDN Staff
CDN Staffhttps://channeldailynews.com
For over 25 years, CDN has been the voice of the IT channel community in Canada. Today through our digital magazine, e-mail newsletter, video reports, events and social media platforms, we provide channel partners with the information they need to grow their business.

Related Tech News

Featured Tech Jobs


CDN in your inbox

CDN delivers a critical analysis of the competitive landscape detailing both the challenges and opportunities facing solution providers. CDN's email newsletter details the most important news and commentary from the channel.