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Hewlett Packard to stop computer manufacturing. Moving from hardware to software.


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:58 AM

ABC News reported:

Hewlett-Packard Co. is surrendering in smartphones and tablet computers and has put its personal computer division up for sale, as new CEO Leo Apotheker tries to transform the Silicon Valley stalwart into a twin of East Coast archrival IBM Corp.

The restructuring announced Thursday contains an unmistakable message: HP has failed to cater to both consumers and corporations. As a result, it needs to exit most of its consumer businesses, just as IBM did six years ago.


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:12 PM

Wow is the only word I can use to describe this.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

holy wow!! that's not good!
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

They should be surrendering there laptop market which is completely garbarge and unreliable.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:58 PM

Wow... It was a good manufacturer in my opinion

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 10:24 PM

As someone said on twitter. Maybe the new owners will call the personal computer division that is for sale, Compaq.....

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:27 PM

I think the big shock is that they've also dropped webOS - which is surprising considering they only bought from Palm last year!

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

HP hasn't made good computers since they bought Compaq. Every Compaq I have seen was a piece of junk, but some people had good luck with them.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:18 PM

Thats a bummer, I have always found HP computers, both desktops, and laptops to be solid computers, and them to have solid customer service, I am saddenned to hear this news, as I was when IBM left the consumer market, I liked their PCs to. Hopefully, whoever purchases the consumer branch, will uphold to the same standard of computing, just as Lenova did with IBM.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:42 AM

HP hasn't made good computers since they bought Compaq. Every Compaq I have seen was a piece of junk, but some people had good luck with them.

I would have to agree with you there. My cousin bought a Compaq and after 2 years it started overheating like crazy, so i decided to take it apart and clean out the fan but it turned out to be clean. So my 2 hours were wasted on taking it apart. Same goes with HP they are a lot more difficult to take apart when compared to other laptops i've taken apart.

Thats a bummer, I have always found HP computers, both desktops, and laptops to be solid computers, and them to have solid customer service, I am saddenned to hear this news, as I was when IBM left the consumer market, I liked their PCs to. Hopefully, whoever purchases the consumer branch, will uphold to the same standard of computing, just as Lenova did with IBM.

There laptops were crap and you were considered lucky if your HP/Compaq didn't break down. My aunty just bought a Compaq and it started to have overheating problem after 3 months of use, when i checked it out, the temperature was flying up to 70C in the logon screen which is why it just froze. Also the fan was completely clean, so i told her to refund it and get a Toshiba or Asus. Lenovo currently is doing very well and making money fast with there expansion in Germany.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:11 PM

I have a hp laptop that I purchased refurbished 5 years ago (it was used when I bought it) that is still running flawlessly, my wife has a compaq, again, running flawlessly. I have resold many HP laptops, as well as recomended many-none of which, have ever had a problem. I suggest any problems you have with them are well, sorry to say, perhaps you just got a bad batch in your area-perhaps, if you have a problem with one you should do what most people dont and actually contact HP customer support and actually get the problem fixed, thats why they come with a warranty. From what Ive seen, about 80% of the laptops I deal with are either DELL, or ACERs, with the other 20% being mixmatched issues. Ive only had one hp/compaq Ive worked on, and it was virus problems, and it was the same customer both times, and it was because said customer kept downloading pirated music, which means user error, not computer error.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:22 PM

I have heard of Compaqs that came from the factory without any thermal compound between the CPU and heatsink.

My HP laptop was given to me because Windows would not start on a cold boot. If the computer was left on for a few minutes and restarted, Windows would boot but crash after a few hours. The problem was a flaw in the BIOS. This computer was most likey the cheapest computer you could buy when it was new. Its CPU is equivalent to a 1.4GHz Pentium 4.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:26 PM

Sad news. I've been always HP person. Had, still have several computers by HP/Compaq and I've been always happy with them.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:35 AM

/rant on

I'm glad somebody else has had success with HP, because we have had nothing but problems with them where I work. Not only do their products suck (too many problems to mention, but here's a short list: driver problems, hardware problems/failures, BSOD's, freezes, incompatibilities, etc...on brand new PC's, mind you), trying to get support is horrendous. To get a chat session going you have to enter the serial number and product number...too bad the system rejects the numbers whether they're right or not (meaning you can never get a chat going). Contact by email is often ignored for days or weeks. You can't order a computer because this processor requires this sticker on the case, but there is no drop down menu to change the sticker when you change the processor. When they ship stuff, they'll put something small like a speaker bar in this gigantic box, shipped WEEKS ahead of the computer itself. Don't get me started on docking stations and monitors. And good luck trying to track anything they ship. I've NEVER successfully tracked a package using HP's website (it never finds the order). They switch graphics cards (and corresponding outputs, DVI-D to DMS-59) on a batch of computers with no notification but still ship the old graphics splitters with the computers. We had to wait over a month to get a new laptop in because there was some chip shortage. I could go on for ages.

I would KILL to get our Dell contract back (okay, not really, but you know what I mean). We joke all the time about getting on Dell's support chat (which is super easy to use, btw) just because we miss them. lol.

But seriously, I'm not sad to see HP go.

*EDIT*: Oh, one more before I leave. We were trying to find out when the warranty expired for a given HP computer. Using their site was useless as the form wouldn't take any serial or product number we threw at it. Somehow managed to get on chat and gave the lady the serial number. She couldn't find it either. As it turns out, you MUST use uppercase characters (figured that out ourselves after baffling the support lady).

To the HP fans out there, sorry for bashing them, but I only talk from experience. Everything was so much easier with Dell.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:50 AM

huh, cant say as Ive ever had that problem. Ive contacted HP support numerous times, usually just dropped them an email and that was it-didnt have to put in any numbers serial keys or whatever, and they usually get back to me quicky, often within the hour if not the day (unless its the weekend) I wonder if they deal with their average customer different then commercial customers.

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