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Old 08-19-2011, 08:59 PM
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Current news says that HP will sell of thier PC business by the end of next year. Right now they have some great PCs on the shelves at some respectable prices. If they are going to sell off the business, that likely means that the factory warranty will no longer exist. I just bought one that I love and its a laptop thats about as strong as you can get. I can return it for two more days, no questions asked, but after that, it's mine.

Given that HP says they will be selling off that segment of the business, would you take a chance on buying a new one now and risk not having warranty protection?
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:07 PM
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I go with Lenovo/IBM or Dell only. HP/compaq/toshiba are all junk IMO
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If you bought a PC then it wouldn't bother me, but a laptop is a different matter. A PC you can put anybodies parts in it and you are good to go, a long with anybodies monitor, but a laptop as I said is a different matter.

The one thing that bothers me about the selling off part, that means HP will be putting every last part they have kicking around into making every last computer they can make.......I've learnt that the hard way.
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The company is not going out of business. Even though they are selling that portion of the business, I highly doubt your going to lose warranty protection.

As far as HP and Compaq being junk. My 2003 Compaq still works perfectly (zero issues) and the last company I worked for provided HP laptops and I never had a problem with those either. For that matter, the only laptop I did have a problem with was an IBM thinkpad. They had a bad batch of harddrives. I now have a Tosiba as my personal laptop. I'm probably least impressed with it.

The company I work for is eliminating personal computers. Going all virtual desktop.
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Brad, please explain to us dummies what and how a virtual desktop works. What equipment do you use?
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Default HP many years ago caused me to be a Mac user only. Thanks HP

For building such crap years ago. Go mac and you wont go bac. The slime balls that write Virus to computers seem to leave the apple people alone mostly also.
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The company is not going out of business. Even though they are selling that portion of the business, I highly doubt your going to lose warranty protection.
I have no clue what type of warranty HP is going to offfer, but I know I bought a top of the line JVC VCR from what turned out to be a table full of odds and end (most parts didn't below in my model). A couple of months after buying it I had a problem with the unit, JVC told me they couldn't fix it and nor would they warranty it.
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My current HP laptop (Win 7) has been bullet proof for a few years now and the wife just bought a Toshiba laptop (Win 7) at a great price.

My last laptop was also a HP on Win XP that ran well until the wireless died. Other than that it was running perfectly.
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Laptop brand (and PC brand) are all bullcrap. You can take two identical machines and the chances that they have different components are high likely. Buy based on specifications and price. The rest is crap.

OTOH, if you need "service" that's another story. I can tell you that just about all brand support their product to the same level. Laptops usually last as long as they are still useful. LOL. Desktops -- a different story. The weakest link is the power supply -- especially if it is on 24/7 as many are.

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The question:
Given that HP says they will be selling off that segment of the business, would you take a chance on buying a new one now and risk not having warranty protection?


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My current HP laptop (Win 7) has been bullet proof for a few years now and the wife just bought a Toshiba laptop (Win 7) at a great price.

My last laptop was also a HP on Win XP that ran well until the wireless died. Other than that it was running perfectly.
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I wouldn't buy an HP laptop, period. I have one sitting here next to me, and of the 3-4 laptops I use on a regular basis, I like it the least. (Apple and Lenovo get my vote)

Kudos to HP for making the decision to get out of a business they weren't any good at, and for talking palm along with them.
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I wouldn't buy an HP laptop, period. I have one sitting here next to me, and of the 3-4 laptops I use on a regular basis, I like it the least. (Apple and Lenovo get my vote)

Kudos to HP for making the decision to get out of a business they weren't any good at, and for talking palm along with them.
HP has the largest market share with Dell coming in second. Pretty impressive for not being any good at it.
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I work for HP, I highly doubt we will stop making PCs.
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Originally Posted by Reel Irie View Post
I work for HP, I highly doubt we will stop making PCs.
Your Internal communications system needs work, apparently.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/t/story?id=14335125
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Originally Posted by twollman View Post
HP has the largest market share with Dell coming in second. Pretty impressive for not being any good at it.

Thats what my research showed too, and that HP quality was also at the top of the heap. My only concern is if I'll get warranty cov'g, as this wasn't a cheap investment.
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Take a look at the latest Consumer Reports ratings of computers. HP rates very well for reliability, better than Lenovo, IIRC.
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Apple Mac is taking over real fast .
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Hp will discontinue it tablet computer and smartphone and is going to bow out of consumer devices entirely.

In a press conference HP stated that they could not break Apples market share.
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HP bought Compaq for 25 billion-total waste of money.
Computing is to change. Hardware will become less powerful as software will be on web and you will pay a fee to access it. So called "Cloud" computing is wave of future. HP is to sell hardware biz while it is still worth something. China will buy it and move all production there, just like it did with IBM's PC biz.
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I've had a HP computer before and it didn't last very long. After breaking open the security seal to look inside, I could see why. Everything inside was compact and small. The case was huge, but the mother board was crammed. I do like my HP printer though. It's the best once I've had so far.

There's a huge electronic store here that used to have a lot of "refurbished" Compacs and Dells on pallets for sale.

I presently use a Toshiba laptop that is going on five years old. The only complaint is the lack luster quality of the keyboard. I will get another when the time comes.
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