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Desktop computer a failure -- Hewlett-Packard to lay off 27,000

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, May 23, 2012.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Announced today that due to lower than expected sales of desktop computers - HP will be laying off 27,000 workers.

    I wonder if this announcement was delayed until after the gay marriage kerluffle.

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Just three days after Jason Duffner won more than $1 million at the HP Byron Nelson Classic.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I hope Dufner deposited the check already.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Laptops and Ipads cost too much. Who in the world will ever buy them?
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    eBay's Meg Whitman? One and the same?

    I'm typing on an HP computer, a parting gift from AOL. Is it going to blow up?
  6. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Yep, the same. I guess HP loves wannabe California pols.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I had an HP laptop that was a virus magnet. I shitcanned it and went straight Apple.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    What's the Buy It Now price?
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    My HP wasn't a virus magnet. It just fell apart.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Wall Street is very, very happy! This is wonderful news!


    Stock was up 7.5 percent in early trading but has retreated and is now only up 3 percent for the day.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    WSJ as usual sis-boom-bahing and shaking the pom-poms for the layoff of thousands of workers.

  12. Joe M

    Joe M New Member

    This layoff notice certainly speaks to how the IT market is changing. The proliferation of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops etc) have taken a toll on the traditional desktop market.
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