Last year, Hewlett-Packard briefly toyed with the idea of quitting the PC business. While that didn’t pan out as the powers that be at the company eventually decided against it, HP did launch a major restructuring effort by announcing the merger of its printing and PC divisions in March, 2012. According to recent reports, that restructuring effort also includes job cuts. Hit the jump for more.
Tired of the current crop of tablets mostly sporting Android and iOS? If that's the case, mark your calendars for November, because according to reports, that's when Intel-based slates running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system are set to land in retail. Anticipation is running high for next-generation tablets equipped with Microsoft's touch-friendly OS, which could prove game changing in the mobile space.
In between ringing the warning bells about cyberspace boogeymen and rolling out refreshes to the Pavilion lineup, HP also took the time to answer a question we all knew was coming someday: when is an Ultrabook not an Ultrabook? The answer: when it's a so-called thin-and-light Sleekbook. Two new HP Envy notebooks carry the new name, which skirt the restrictions associated with the Intel-owned Ultrabook brand.
Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman might as well have been wearing a Boogeyman costume when addressing a crowd in London during an HP customer event. While there, she warned listeners that a mega-sized cyber terrorist attack is pretty much a foregone conclusion, that it's mostly a matter of when, not if, it will happen. But fear not, HP will be there to save the day, if you call upon the company.
Adding to the ongoing deluge of PC product line updates inspired by the launch of 3rd generation Intel Core i processors, Hewlett-Packard has announced a slew of Ivy Bridge-based notebook models across its various consumer laptop lines. But Ivy Bridge processors are not the only thing that sets HP’s new laptops apart from their predecessors. According to the company, its 2012 Pavilion consumer notebook PCs are reflective of its new “Mosaic” design philosophy. Hit the jump for more.
A funny thing happened in the fourt quarter of 2011. Analyst firm Canalys announced that Apple shipped more PCs than Hewlett-Packard (HP), but that was only true if you were willing to count iPad devices as PCs. And if you were willing do that, the question, then, is where do you draw the line? Are smartphones and superphones PCs as well? What about hybrid eReaders? Judging by the reader comments, the consensus among Maximum PC readers is that tablets are not PCs and shouldn't be counted as such, but regardless of whether or not you agree with that statement, HP is once again the world's leading client PC vendor.
It's funny to think that Hewlett-Packard came within an inch of selling off or otherwise severing its PC division until Meg Whitman replaced Léo Apotheker as CEO -- who, as BusinessInsideronce reported, had "totally lost control of HP" -- and quickly restored order. Had Mr. Apotheker held onto his job, HP would be focusing on software and printers (probably in that order) and wouldn't be rolling out half a dozen new and updated PCs built around Intel's impressive Ivy Bridge architecture.
Benchmarks were leaking all over the place leading up to the launches of the new AMD and Nvidia GPUs; Intel, apparently, runs a tight ship with a tight-lipped crew. Even though several signs point to an Ivy Bridge launch in less than a week, we've still heard next to nothing about how the new CPUs performs in the real world. Today, however, a review of an Ivy Bridge-sporting HP EliteBook 8470p laptop popped up online.
Hewlett-Packard today announced the availability of its Z1 user-serviceable all-in-one PC. Unveiled in February at the HP Global Partnership Conference, the Z1 is said to be the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display. Hit the jump for more.
Hewlett-Packard today announced that it's shaking things up in a big way. As part of what the company calls an "organizational realignment," HP has decided to combine its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its Personal Systems Group, or printer and PC businesses, into a single entity. At the same time, executive vice president of IPG, Vyomesh Joshi, is calling it quits after serving 31 years with the company.