HP could name PC spin-off HP PC

HP is still conducting its investigation into what to do with its PC division. The company has already said that they would prefer to spin-off the PC business into its own company but if that does happen it could keep the HP name in some way, CRN.com quotes HP chairman Ray Lane as saying, "I am lobbying, and I don't have to lobby very hard, to call it the HP PC Business. Call it HP. It will be a sister company." He added, "It still has to carry the HP name, in my opinion. The customers want to see the HP name. The name change is 50 percent of the issue. What else are you going to call it?"

HP first announced that it was examining the future of its HP business in mid-August. In September it took out newspaper ads that talked about its possible future plans for the PC division. It said that HP's PC business, if it was to be spun off as a stand alone company, would be a $40 billion organization. However, Lane still says that the final decision has yet to be made. He says, "It we don't make that decision, it's because of two things: We can't offer a better proposition to customers and investors. If we can't, it stays inside HP."

HP has already announced that it has split its webOS business in two parts inside the company with the software side moved to HP’s Office of Strategy and Technology and the hardware side  moved to HP's Personal Systems Group, otherwise known as the PC division.

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Why not name the new PC division "Digital Computers", the company that Compaq purchased, before become successful in the PC business?

Make a big fuss around the world. Then end up as HP PC. Why make big deal in the first place? Who is false in this? I think it is because of its stupid CEO

I don't want to see the HP name, the HP name puts me off buying it immediately.

<-- Owner of a HP laptop that broke due to a manufacturing defect they refuse to acknowledge

Kushan said,
I don't want to see the HP name, the HP name puts me off buying it immediately.

<-- Owner of a HP laptop that broke due to a manufacturing defect they refuse to acknowledge


We use HP desktops (8100e and now 8200e) and laptops (Elitebook 8440p and now 8460p) at my work. We have about 1500 desktops, and 800 laptops. Out of all those, we've only had major faults on about 20-25 of them which is actually a very low percentage (a little over 1%).

HP - Holly Prick.
some conglomerate should wipe this HP brand off. Just like they did to Compaq ( iPAQ and HP cannot even make this product a winner ) and like some many other brand names, HP simply use money to buy but no innovation at all . Time to end this HP brand name and let innovation inovate again.

wonderbytes said,
HP - Holly Prick.
some conglomerate should wipe this HP brand off. Just like they did to Compaq ( iPAQ and HP cannot even make this product a winner ) and like some many other brand names, HP simply use money to buy but no innovation at all . Time to end this HP brand name and let innovation inovate again.

What kind of Holly? The poisonous kind?

Valvaris said,
yo got H - P - P - C - get your hands up = x3

get your hands UP = x2

Sexy PCs I cant hear ya

Sexy PCs MAKE NOIZE


Funniest stuff today! Thanks for the laugh! ^.^

HeroicOcean said,
H to the P, P to the C we build computers that will amaze... ye? And so begins my career as a jingle creator

From the H to the C, H P P C

HopeForP7Update said,
....

NO, that collides with Microsoft's High Performance Computing division. there are enough collisions in names already.

I like what someone below said, Compaq.