So, it’s official: HP is staying in the PC game. Way to make the right choice, Meg Whitman! But even though the company has decided to stick to the status quo and keep offering hardware for the masses, the masses are a little confused HP’s recent “WTF?” business maneuvering. Whitman’s well aware of the confusion the flip-flopping has caused. So how is HP going to win back the hearts and minds of customers? Maybe with a kick-ass Ultrabook. A company VP confirmed that one of the diminutive powerhouses is on HP’s radar sometime down the line.
“Ultramobile is a notebook category of sub-17 millimeter notebooks,” Todd Bradley, the executive vice president of HP’s Personal Systems Group, said in a conference call late yesterday. “We’re very focused on having a suite in that ultramobile space. And you’ll see that very soon.”
So there you have it: HP’s finally getting into the Ultrabook game. Will its as-yet-unknown notebook be able to hang with the Ultrabooks Acer, Asus and Toshiba have put out? Only time will tell, but a strong offering would definitely help the company regain some glory in end-users' eyes.