HP to sell off PC unit also!

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  1. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    Step, we're talking about computers...j/k :D
     
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    One rumor is Samsung may buy HP's PC line.

    To be fair, HP isn't going out of business, and even if HP doesn't find a buyer for it as a whole, the consumer PC production side of HP isn't going to just up and disappear. Instead HP's PC division will likely be spun-off into it's own stand-alone company and continue to produce those computers under a new brand name....or perhaps an old one: Compaq. The new computer company would operate independently of HP though HP would likely still hold onto shares of the new company and help it along initially.

    AMD did the same thing when it spun-out it's chip fabrication plants into what's now GlobalFoundries.
     
  4. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    I can't believe Lenovo is #4 world wide. Didn't realize how many other ThinkPad-ers were out there.

    Was HP selling their ENTIRE PC division (consumer, business, and enterprise) or just consumer?
     
  5. PatchySan

    PatchySan Om Noms Kit Kat

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    I believe it would be the entire PC division, it wouldn't make sense just cutting out the consumer line as they be cutting their economies of scale for PC components which wouldn't make financial sense.
     
  6. MidnightSun

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    Depends. When Averatec was sold to TriGem, all Averatec owners got screwed: they warranties were all invalidated. Given that HP has a far larger user base, though, I would expect that warranty carryovers would be part of any deal.

    Lenovo sells much more than Thinkpads in other markets, including many consumer laptops in China. Lenovo, in fact, is doing very, very well in comparison to most other computer makers. In terms of sales, it's actually #3 at the moment.
     
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    Spoke with an HP rep today. He told me HP wants to move out from the PC market, the margin is too low (something like 2%).
    He mentioned that HP will take over the printer market and eventually challenge software company like IBM.
    As for WebOs he told me it was dead.
     
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    Best of luck to you HP. Your printers suck (major driver issues), and IBM is way ahead of you already on the server/mainframe side.
     
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    Yes, HP's printer are horrific due to cumbersome drivers and insane ink cartridges that actually have chips with expiration dates, disabling the printer. HP makes awful printers, not that it matters, since the printer market is a dead end in a paperless world.

    As far as IBM's lead in servers and enterprise solution, HP doesn't have a clue
     
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