HP says in the PC Business

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    On Thursday, Ms. Whitman, H.P.’s chief executive, announced that the company would retain its PC division. The division, called the personal systems group, was responsible for almost one third, or $40 billion, of H.P.’s $126 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year.

    “First and foremost, H.P. is a hardware company,” she said in an interview. “We want to build out our software, but I don’t think we are done yet on hardware. There is a lot of opportunity.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/technology/hp-chief-says-pc-division-will-remain.html

    Somehow this comes as no surprise, when Meg Whitman took over as CEO it was sort of writing on the wall. While not owning an HP other than a printer personally, I see this as a good thing for the computer industry because it helps promote competetion. Perhaps one day, dare I say, it they might even being Bill Hewlett's and Dave Packards company back to where it started here in this nation to revive a long dead domestic PC industry.
     
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    apologies for my fat finger on the thread title everyone!
     
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    Now if they would only get rid of their bloatware division........ :eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's sad to see what has happened with HP within the last five years.

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    ^ Two HP Divisions
     
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    My fave was when they got into the mainframe business by purchasing TANDEM.

    Smart move Carly!

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    I also read that they decided to stay in the tablet business too, personally am a big fan of their Laser printers and have never had an issue with one.
     
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    I still love HPUX.
     
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    HP was a fine company until Carly. She really ruined it.
     
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    Swallow, HP long ago used to be name that mean "quality" and if you owned an HP, you owned something that meant it was well made. To me at least, many Americans are looking to recapture that, and if a company like HP let's say, started making for an example a high end "workstation" or PC that had a huge made in the USA on it, they would win a lot of customers. It's just a feeling I have but I have this feeling that many are looking for American made, and if a company like HP took advantage of that in a good way, I stress that, then they would win a huge market.
     
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    Almost all of my printers have been HP. The only complaint is my 10 year old 3-in-1 has no Win 7 drivers and they ain't gonna write em otherwise the thing still runs like a charm.
    As for their computers...... desktops and laptops - hell no, desktops because I build my own and laptops because I know too many people who have had serious hardware issues with theirs.
     

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