Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Mar 2013 23:41 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "HP, the worlds biggest PC vendor as of 2012, has today launched a brand new all-in-one PC running Ubuntu. But the real 'wow' factor comes from its pricing. At just GBP 349 HP have pitched the PC well within the reach of your average consumer. A similar, though not identical, model is also available with Windows 8 priced at GBP 499."
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Comment by themwagency
by themwagency on Wed 6th Mar 2013 01:53 UTC
themwagency
Member since:
2013-03-06

HP is NOT the worlds biggest PC vendor... be it in 2012 or in 2013.


http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2012/08/largest-comput...

http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2013/02/worlds-biggest...


(Before anyone balks at the criteria used to generate those numbers... keep in mind that PC manufacturers include dumb terminals and servers to generate their overall numbers so including tablets and smart phones is on the same playing field.)

Edited 2013-03-06 02:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by themwagency
by Morgan on Wed 6th Mar 2013 02:37 in reply to "Comment by themwagency"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

If the article spoke of HP releasing a new smartphone or tablet, your sources would make sense. But it doesn't.

What I do find interesting is that Lenovo was number two in 2012, just under HP at number one. Considering Dell's long standing foothold in the corporate and government arenas, that's quite an accomplishment.


My (relevant and reliable) source:
http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2301715

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themwagency Member since:
2013-03-06

Why would HP need a smartphone or tablet?

For years Apple didn't have a server nor did it ever have a dumb terminal yet they were on the losing end of the distorted statistics.

Why should HP or any PC manufacturer for that matter not be held to that standard?

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RE[2]: Comment by themwagency
by REM2000 on Wed 6th Mar 2013 14:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by themwagency"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

i know it's off topic but i can understand it, your 100% right it sounds weird as you would expect Dell and HP to dominate.

Lenovo makesgreat kit, i love their hardware.

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