HP first to raise PC prices

HP will raise UK distribution prices for its desktops, laptops and servers on Monday, with some of the other big system vendors imminently expected to follow suit. The recent weakening of the pound against the dollar has caused vendor costs to spiral by as much as 10 per cent in recent weeks, as most components are denominated in dollars. The global rise in the cost of doing business also contributed to HP's decision.

Dave Poskett, director of Solutions Partner Organisation for the UK & Ireland at HP, confirmed to CRN that prices would be raised on Monday for all products in its Industry Standard Server (ISS) and Personal Systems Group (PSG) portfolio.

"We will finalise over the next couple of days what the increases will be, but they are likely to be in the mid to high single digits. It will vary by specific product categories," he said. Poskett stressed prices will remain unchanged for its printer and storage ranges.

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The whole site I look after is HP branded and we shall continue to use HP's equipment due to it reliability.

I can't say the same for Dell however. I bought one of their Inspiron Laptops and within 3 weeks the "O" key broke off >.<;

I'd sooner use HP all the way just because of its higher build quality and reliability.

As for the pricing, well if it goes up because of the weakness in the dollar, then so be it. I'll still buy them

If you live in the UK buy from Dell because all their stuff is built in Ireland, euro is doing better against doller than the pound.

Why would you buy a HP PC in the first place?

Not that they really make computers themselves anyway - ugly cases and low-end motherboards perhaps.

if you got the doughs to buy a high end PC, why don't u have the doughs to pay that extra pounds?

buy a cheaper one if you aren't so loaded. otherwise, quit whining.

LMAO, people fussing over nothing.

Single digits in the mid-high range. Meaning £5 to £9.99 price increase. Just don't have that extra few pints on a Friday night.

(Max� said @ #9)
LMAO, people fussing over nothing.

Single digits in the mid-high range. Meaning �5 to �9.99 price increase. Just don't have that extra few pints on a Friday night.


you know upto 10% increase can mean 10% increase.

You buy a laptop costing say 500 pounds and you're paying 50 more. For a 1000 pounds, 100 more.

Now i don't live in the UK so i can't really say how this affects someone

Which is all well and good, except for those...you know, businesses, that buy systems by the hundreds or thousands...it can be a bit more than a 'few pints'.

maybe if you can get your government to use your 'whine' to back the Euro...it would go up...but then so would the price of cheese...LOL

(jwjw1 said @ #8)
maybe if you can get your government to use your 'whine' to back the Euro...it would go up...but then so would the price of cheese...LOL

cant have the price of cheese going up!!!!

HP is a bunch of copycats! It was Apple who invented bloated prices.
I think Apple should sue them for infringing their innovative patents.

(RealFduch said @ #5)
HP is a bunch of copycats! It was Apple who invented bloated prices.
I think Apple should sue them for infringing their innovative patents.

Wrong! They should both sue the *gas companies* as they had the idea way before these two LOL.

hey come on look, oil prices are falling as are gas, and prices for home users in the UK are going up because 'whole sale prices are going up', no they aren't, what a load of bull**** its even on the news that they are dropping, same goes with this. Scum companies I wouldn't buy off

They are so quick at RAISING prices when the dollar falls but when it's the other way around (like in Canada) they take YEARS to adjust