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HP said to layoff 30k because of phones, tablets

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    HP said to layoff 30k because of phones, tablets

    HP Layoffs Looming: Company Said To Be Eliminating Up To 30,000 Jobs

    "SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Published reports say Hewlett-Packard is poised to eliminate up to 30,000 jobs to help offset dwindling demand for personal computers as more people connect to the Internet on smartphones and tablets."

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    My guess is a lot of the die hard desktop PC owners like me, built their own. There are still a lot of desktop PC owners out there, they just don't buy prebuilt systems. Also large organizations will only upgrade hardware when they absolutly have too.
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    What they REALLY meant to say was that Dell was kicking their a$$. But you know, blaming it on something that you can't control takes all the heat off so they don't get sued by investors for being incompetent (which clearly they are in the end user space).
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    If HP stop to make PC, Dell will increase their price for sure, this is a no win situation for peoples who can't or don't want build their computers.
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