Hewlett-Packard is the PC leader and has a wide range of businesses ranging from printing to software to enterprise servers. HP also is a major services player via the acquisition of EDS. As IBM's primary rival, HP aims to sell customers an entire stack of hardware, software and services. Under Mark Hurd, HP was a lean, mean operational machine. The next CEO, however, must show that HP can grow organically sans acquisitions and cost cuts.

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September 20, 2010 by Colin Ho and Paul Corning


The Windows 7 UI will be the HP Slate's biggest weakness

HP has released a few teaser details of its upcoming iPad, um, I mean Slate device. While the company is betting the farm on Adobe Flash and AIR support being enough to give it the edge over the iPad, I can already see the device's biggest weakness - Windows 7. Or more specifically, the problems of taking a cursor-based desktop OS user interface (UI) and expecting the Windows paradigms, complete with little icons, small click areas, scrollbars and so on, to work well without a mouse.

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HP Envy 15 targets Apple MacBook Pro with quality, performance

HP's new ENVY 15 targets Apple's MacBook Pro notebooks with Voodoo spirit. It's about an inch thick and weighs 5.18 lbs. It offers a magnesium case, glass buttonless trackpad, a new Core i7 processor, dual SSD drives and non-switchable discrete Radeon HD 4830 graphics with 1GB of VRAM. Its 15.6-inch LCD manages 300 nits, and it offers a Slim Fit high-capacity battery. It will start at $1,799.

September 15, 2009 by Andrew Nusca


HP Envy 13 targets Apple MacBook Pro with quality, performance

HP's new ENVY 13 targets Apple's MacBook Pro notebooks with Voodoo spirit. It weighs 3.74 lbs, omits an internal disc drive, offers Radeon HD 4330 discrete graphics, a 13.1-inch WXGA display (82% color gamut; 410 nit) and an optional Slim Fit extended life battery that doubles the 7-hour battery life. The case is magnesium coated with aluminum, and the buttonless trackpad is glass. It will start at $1,699.

September 15, 2009 by Andrew Nusca

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Torvalds shaves Garbee's beard: Photos

In these photos, Linux founder Linus Torvalds shaves Hewlett-Packard Linux CTO and open-source luminary Bdale Garbee's beard to raise money for the endangered Tasmanian Devil species.

January 22, 2009 by Sarah Stokely, Renai LeMay and Donna Benjamin


Holiday Spectacular! NYC 2008

The 2008 Pepcom’s Holiday Spectacular! came to New York City with plenty of gadgets to gawk at. This year, representatives showed from: HP, Altec Lansing, Kingston, Pentax, Aliph, Seagate, Samsung, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Sanyo, Asus, Western Digital, Buffalo, Lenovo, RIM and more.

September 23, 2008 by

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