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Hewlett-Packard has reported a quarterly loss of $8.85bn (£5.57bn).

The world's largest technology firm by sales was forced to to write down the value of some assets, mostly related to its purchase of Electronic Data Systems, which it bought in 2008.

The firm also had to absorb some sizeable restructuring costs, as it looks to cut some 27,000 jobs, or 8% of its global workforce, by 2014.


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Thanks HP for my free W2371d 23" monitor last month after practically giving away desktop computers.
I don't feel bad. HP designs some of the worst desktops and laptops in the industry. I'm tired of working on them for customers.
    
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that sux. they make the best servers in the world.
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Thanks HP for my free W2371d 23" monitor last month after practically giving away desktop computers.
I don't feel bad. HP designs some of the worst desktops and laptops in the industry. I'm tired of working on them for customers.

Hey at least they tried with their Blackbird desktop a few years ago.
 
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Hey at least they tried with their Blackbird desktop a few years ago.
Man, that case was nice.
Too bad they wanted a grand for it. Definitely wouldn't have been worth it.
Honestly, some people love HP's some people hate them. I, myself have had an HP laptop for about 5 years and it is still going strong. I've also seen numerous other people get HP laptops and have them fall apart almost immediately. Either way, this cannot be good for them in the long run. I wonder how much longer HP can stay afloat..
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that sux. they make the best servers in the world.
i dont know about that. i never really saw any hp computers (desktops, laptops, servers) that really appealed to me for price to performance
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the layout of the server motherboards specially in the DL and ML series is superior to anything dell or ibm offers. ilo2 is the best remote management software compared to everyone elses. support from hp is great and replacement parts are not expensive.

it's not fair to lump consumer-grade desktops and laptops along with the commercial-grade servers. the server line is on a completely different level on a quality and design point of view. they just work.
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i dont know about that. i never really saw any hp computers (desktops, laptops, servers) that really appealed to me for price to performance
Servers aren't about price-to-performance though. Actually, neither are OEM desktops or laptops.

If price-to-performance is your primary metric, you would go build your own PC anyways.
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they need to go down

stupid hp printer i just bought d1000 with the smallest micro cartridge ever, you print 30pages of text, no more ink, great
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As consumers, it's not our job to feel bad for a company. If they fail, they were meant to fail. Survival of the fittest, if you will.
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