Todd Bradley, the head man in charge of Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group (PSG), expects HP's PC arm to remain the largest in the world, even after it's amputated or spun off, he revealed in an interview with Reuters. He also expects his division to "be one of, if not the largest customers of all of our major suppliers, be it Samsung to LG to Microsoft to Intel."
Nothing gets the rumor mill a-churnin’ like the top PC supplier around announcing that it’s selling off its PC business. Ever since HP made the earth-shaking declaration that it was looking to spin off or sell the Personal Systems Group – i.e., the PC division – portion of its business, the web’s been wondering: who would buy it? Yesterday, DigiTimes reported that Samsung was outsourcing its notebook line to free up factory space in advance of buying HP’s PC branch. Not so fast, Samsung retorted.
Maybe the corner store was out of trumpets. For all we know, Hewlett-Packard's PR guy is off on vacation. Lucky for us, the Internet affords no secrets, so even if HP doesn't feel like making a big deal out of its new g6s notebook series, this 15.6-inch Sandy Bridge laptop will still get the same attention we give to all new gear.
Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest PC maker, cut its full year forecast on Tuesday saying it now expects $5 per share for the year, down from previous predictions of $5.20 to $5.28 per share. The new number is also well below Wall Street expectations, which pegged HP to perform at $5.24 per share. There was plenty of blame to go around for why HP expects its numbers to be lower.
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced a bunch of new additions to its workstation portfolio. The reinforcement exercise adds a lot of variety to the company's EliteBook series of mobile workstations with three new models - 8760w, 8560w and 8460w, whereas the Z210 is the only new workstation of the desktop variety.
The controversial letter that marked the beginning of the end for Mark Hurd’s five-year reign as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO is about to be made public. The public release of the missive accusing Hurd of sexual harassment was ordered late Thursday by Delaware Chancery Judge Donald Parsons in a shareholder lawsuit against HP (Ernesto Espinoza v Hewlett Packard Co, Delaware Chancery Court, No. 6000).
There was a rumor floating around saying that HP was entertaining the idea of selling off its PC business, and that Samsung was the most likely candidate to fork over the required cash. This struck us as odd for a couple of reasons. For one, HP's PC business appears to be doing well, and secondly, the OEM recently said all new PCs shipped next year would be capable of running webOS, a decision the company made in order to attract more developers to build apps for the webOS platform. Turns out there was good reason to be skeptical.
Word on the Web is that Hewlett-Packard is seriously considering selling off its PC business, with Samsung emerging as a frontrunner to swoop in and take the reigns. Other reported suitors include Lenovo and Foxconn (otherwise known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, makers of Apple's iPhone and lots of other devices), but no one has been as aggressive as Samsung. Could a sale be imminent?
Don't let it be said that Hewlett-Packard isn't ultra confident in webOS, the platform it inherited (and chased after) when it acquired Palm. HP head Leo Apotheker made some rather bold predictions about the future of HP, which includes shipping every PC with the ability to run webOS in addition to Microsoft's Windows. This isn't a far off future either, but next year.
HP's new Omni Pro 110 all-in-one (AIO) PC is all business and is "easy to setup, easy to use, and easy to maintain." It's a fairly compact AIO, measuring 20 inches (W) x 8.6 inches (D) x 16 inches (H) and checking in at 16.8 pounds (or more, depending on configuration). Going along with the business theme, the Omni Pro 110 has a 20-inch 1600x900 display that isn't touch compatible.