This seems foolish, as once it's done, they can't undo it after they next change CEO's. At the very least, it is premature. They need to see how the WebOS tactic is going to play out before they start deciding about the future of the company.
"A move to shed the PC business would be a complete reversal of the company's strategy under former CEO Carly Fiorina, who bulked up HP's PC business with the acquisition of Compaq 10 years ago," Forbes reports.
If this rumor is true, fire Leo Apotheker for stupidity.
HP has good service when it comes to RMA their laptops, with a turn around time of a few hours + time of shipping. Sometimes as low as 3 days !
HP printer market could not survive alone without the notebook+desktop market to bundle the printers with and/or to help push the printers.
THe printer market is already crowded. And samsung is becoming a major competitor in the printer market. So if HP sold of their laptop business, they would be handing over their printer business to samsung as well, except for the business segment as they have more brand loyalty and rely on the laser printers.
Overall bad more. The more HP products a company sells, the more HP products the consumer will probably end up with. THis strategy is working for samsung, as they have their hand into everything right down to the various components.
with webos, HP has a chance to emulate apple, in how apples devices are interconnectible, making one device n extension of the other, helping increase sales and brand power.
"A reporter who could not confirm the source and was not sure of the precise details, clearly heard of a story, somewhere in Scotland, about a sea serpent like creature coming out of the water to eat up Mrs McLaughlins pet Terrier"
[citation][nom]dogman_1234[/nom]Will Samsung become a 'dangerous' company like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Intel?Note: Dangerous in the sense that they have power over the market. Please do not rant over my comment but rather point out in an appropriate adult manner.[/citation]
Maybe, they manufacture biggest machines to the smallest semiconductor.