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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RE: Comment by themwagency
by Morgan on Wed 6th Mar 2013 02:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by themwagency"
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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:

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themwagency Member since:

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[3]: Comment by themwagency
by Morgan on Wed 6th Mar 2013 04:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by themwagency"
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You didn't even glance at the article I linked, did you? I'll quote the relevant bit:

Note: Data includes desk-based PCs and mobile PCs, including mini-notebooks but not media tablets such as the iPad. Data is based on the shipments selling into channels.

In other words, the Gartner report is based purely on desktops and laptops. Not servers, not thin clients, not tablets as your horribly skewed stats did.

To put it in a way you might be able to grasp: You can't throw out statistics with tablets and phones to try to "balance out" what you assume to be statistics that include servers and thin clients but actually don't. Try doing some actual research before making wild assumptions and grabbing wilder statistics to try to make a point that doesn't even need to be made.

It took me all of thirty seconds to find that Gartner report, probably less time by far than you took to find your flawed and pointless stats.

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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"
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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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