HP Family Better Together

A couple months ago, when HP announced it was considering alternatives for its PC business, I wrote a bullish post about our future. Today, after announcing that the PC business will remain part of HP, I still feel the same way.


This market is huge, shipping 1 million PCs a day.  HP is the leading PC maker with a profitable $40 billion business.  And everyone here is really dedicated to creating great products for our whole range of customers.


Thousands of hours were spent understanding how extracting the PC business would impact everything from supply chain to product development and brand image. Our leadership teams were locked in boardrooms late into many evenings. You could tell from the tired-but-determined look on their faces, and their coffee consumption, that no one was taking it lightly.


When the news was first announced, what might have been missed was that this was more than just a cost-benefit analysis. That was definitely part of it, but the larger goal was to ensure that the world’s leading PC company and one of the finest technology companies is firing on all cylinders. 


For obvious reasons, I can’t share what’s on the product roadmap. I can say that our team is more committed than ever to building innovative, quality products for our customers around the world. And we’re thankful to all the customers who have remained fans of our products during the last couple of months.


PSG and HP: We’re better together, and we’re pumped.

by animefanatic
on ‎10-28-2011 05:13 PM

HP has been the ONLY company I have delt with other than Compaq before they were bought over by HP. Other than that every computer I own are HP or my own custom build! I am glad that the PC line is not going anywhere. I wish i could say the same for the Touchpad I really believe that this could have put a HUGE steak in betwee the Android/Apple war... I absolutly love the versitility of WebOS and how it was just simple to use. The Just type feature is my all time fav!! Alas I was unable to get my hands on one when the retail stores marked them all down I was putting money aside to get the touchpad and a Palm OS phone just because of the compatibility between them both! I hope the next product to be released if HP continues with in the touchpad can top webOS!

by ffjennings
on ‎10-28-2011 11:20 PM

Animefanatic is quite charitable in his/her comments. I too am a long time HP customer who feels HP pulled the plug too fast on WebOS. I however feel that HP lied to all of us about having at least one more run of Touchpads available in the "coming weeks." I don't know if the rumors are true, but I have heard they sold all of them to their employees. Oh well, I'll be taking a more serious look at other company's products in the future, just in case HP decides to pull another plug or change their mind about their direction once again.

by sljudson
on ‎10-29-2011 05:46 AM
Just wonder where all of these cheated consumers fit into the happy HP family. I believe HP should fix the current PC issues before they put more on the market. Haven't enough consumers been robbed of their hard earned cash?? HP is leaving a lot of us with defective laptops and no acknowledgment of the issues. Recalls have been hit and miss. Our laptops have same defects as recalled models, yet ours aren't included. Same with battery recall. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Display-and-Video/HP-Pavilion-dv9700-should-also-be-on-the-lis...
by jakebg
on ‎10-29-2011 09:04 AM

Mr. Budgell after what happened  with the tablet blog why post anything? Your creditability with the community is done.Trust is everything and you have lost that.

by jferry2
on ‎10-29-2011 09:17 AM

Mark, you and your co-workers have my sympathies.  You guys must be talking quietly among yourselves saying "I can't believe what management is doing! Don't they know what happens when you screw over your customers like this?"  And then you have to publicly act like it's no big deal and/or a minor bump in the road to becoming a great, hugely profitable company.


I also bet you and many of your co-workers are secretly updating your resumes and quietly asking friends if they know of any openings anywhere.

by bitel1
on ‎10-30-2011 04:11 AM


Shame on you Mr. Budgell and all your "HP Family".


"For obvious reasons, I can’t share what’s on the product roadmap."


Is that because you did not want to tell everyone you would be screwing them over with the Touchpad snafu?

How dare you!!!

Shame, Shame, Shame on HP.

by bquillin
on ‎11-02-2011 01:07 PM

I loved HP, but now I don't trust them.  I hope they can win back my trust, but it will take some doing!

by bquillin
on ‎11-02-2011 01:10 PM

I'm glad you are pumped...as a customer, I'm not!

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