Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Mar 2011 19:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Leo Apotheker has big plans. HP (relatively) new CEO wants to transform the company, and is willing to break with almost everything his predecessor Mark Hurd set out. How about webOS on every computer shipped by HP?
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No complaints about HP laptops
by Neolander on Wed 9th Mar 2011 19:47 UTC
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Their laptops work very well and are reliable for everyone I know using them, making HP my second favorite in that area (after Asus).

Don't know about their desktop offering, though. In 2002, they shipped some terrible PCs with nonstandard motherboards and noisy fans that can't be replaced with bigger ones. Hope they have improved since. If not, this new CEO is right that they need some more QA ;)

Edited 2011-03-09 19:48 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:

Their laptops work very well and are reliable for everyone I know using them, making HP my second favorite in that area (after Asus).

Conversely I'll state that I have had nothing but trouble with HP laptops. Fried internals, bad and unresponsive support and somewhat dodgy manufacturing...

No problems with the desktop boxes I've seen (they were all asus components inside though).

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Phucked Member since:

Here here! HP have the worst laptops in terms of failure rates and reliability, I learned that lesson the hard way.

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shadoweva09 Member since:

No, HP has the worst malfunction rate in the entire industry:

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molnarcs Member since:

Hmmm - granted, this is over a year old, but...

I agree with your point on ASUS - bought my mom a netbook over 2 years ago, still works like a champ, battery included...

My own 1201N bought exactly a year ago is flawless. I can't wait for their new tablet line.

As to HP - I only owned printers before, and they did go down the drain qualitywise in the past 5-6 years. I was just shopping for a low-end multifunction device, spent half a day researching my options. At the price point I was looking at ($2-300) I've read dozens of horror stories about the low built quality of HP MFs. Customer reviews (amazon, zdnet) along test sites pointed me to Canon and Brother machines. Finally, I went with the former, since no manufacturer offered full duplex (printing/photocopying on both sides) at this price point. Got the MF4320d (3 in 1, printer, scanner, copier) for about $250 and very happy with the results. Build quality seems very solid, it's fast, green (low energy use + saving paper thanks to duplex) and silent.

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