HP will make tablets again, this time with Windows 8

HP will make tablets again, this time with Windows 8
Hewlett-Packard will start making tablets again, and the first new HP tablets will run on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 platform. HP is coming fresh right after it kicked its webOS-based TouchPad tablet into the gutter over poor sales. Now, the company comes back with renewed hopes for Windows 8 tablets.

HP’s chief executive Meg Whitman is restarting production as an attempt to capitalize on “the extraordinary growth in tablet sales.” Most of that, though, we should note, is iPad growth as Apple’s tablet continues to dominate the industry.

We don’t have any further details about the upcoming tablet, but one guess we could make is that it will arrive in late fall, or the beginning of winter as that’s when Windows 8 is expected to ship.

In other HP news, the company plans to merge its printing and PC business. A merger valued at $65 billion, this move is to make Hewlett-Packard more efficient with a cenralized sales and marketing teams. Also, the company will coninue its focus on ultrabooks, and thinner notebooks with Envy lineup.


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10 Comments

1. marcustan

Posts: 3; Member since: May 15, 2012

bring it on baby

2. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

aaaaawwwyeeeaaa! epic duo we have here!

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I already have two HP lappys, now a tablet to top it all off.

4. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

I'd buy a convertible tablet, thank you. :)

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Me too.Make sure the dock turns it into a super BEAST!

10. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Have you seen the Gigabyte T1125P i5 convertible? Something like that but better.

5. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i still have my hp pavilion tx1000 tablet pc it would be a hard choice between them and nokia.

6. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

AHH! Suggestions to HP: 1. Please make the thickness less. 2. Make the device to charge on any USB port, rather than the adapter HP gives..

7. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

after what they had done with Palm they should have vanished forever

8. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

i'd like to have a WP8 tab someday.. what did you say hp will be making one?! i always love hp's creation now im pretty sure that i'll be going to get one! :) finally hp will be back with a BANG!

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