[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/10/218tsX.jpg[/newsimage]HP CEO Meg Whitman has made the decision to keep the PC division of the company. Whitman addressed the decision in a conference call on Thursday stating that, "HP is committed to [Personal Systems Group, HP's computer arm], and together we are stronger." Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/hp-decides-not-to-dump-its-pc-division-after-all-53857/](http://www.myce.com/news/hp-decides-not-to-dump-its-pc-division-after-all-53857/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
“The truth of the matter is that a great deal of people associate HP with a home computer.”
Actually, far more of us associate HP with something organic and far less pleasant than a home computer.
Picture if you will the South end of a North bound Bull.
My Current Quad core Desktop is an HP
My Last computer was an HP
As I recall five of six of the computers I can specifically recall
using as a primary computer have been HP.
Dell and HP collectively own the buisness desktop PC market
HP is the largest PC manufacturer in the world…
My very first PC was a HP years ago… My first customer service experience with them was such a disaster that I’ve never gone back… I’ve had two Dell’s since then and I’ve built my last two computer myself - easier to deal with parts sites like newegg.com than HP or Dell, just my opinion.
Why trhow away 50% market share in an industry that must rely upon a profit celing of 10%? Laptops and desktops have not come down in price enough to sell at a loss even at $199 for a netbook (on black friday sales).
A while back I had a compaq… but before and since then I’ve build 99% of my machines. Branded machines build with substandard parts such as hard drive, memory, cpu and other component pulls (bought on the international wholesale market) that make your “NEW” branded computer a refurbished computer at the premium price with a full 1-year mfg warranty (unless you buy more).
Usually, large-scale computer manufacturers source the needed components directly from the manufacturers. Very often tailored. And there are delivery contracts with fixed prices. These computer companies do not have to rely to the open market with fluctuating supply and highly volatile prices.