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HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC Announced

HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC Announced

The folks at HP have certainly picked up a whole lotta press over the past few days, and not always for the most positive reasons mostly due to the unsure future of the mobile and/or PC pieces of HP, but one thing remains clear: the HP PCs that are already made right this moment are popular for a reason, that reason being that they're awesome. What HP is presenting today is the HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One PC, an Intel® 2nd generation Core vPro processor toting space-saving Windows 7 machine made for the full home computing experience.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

This past week was like no other. Two major industry changing announcements were made that really took the tech community by surprise. Google revealed its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility while HP suddenly raised a white flag on its webOS hardware and PC business to make an IBM-like transition into the enterprise software and services business. With competition in the mobile space getting cutthroat, all the remaining contenders continue to stockpile patents for courtroom battles. Proceed after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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webOS TouchPad $100 Fire Sale Today, Should You Buy It?

webOS TouchPad $100 Fire Sale Today, Should You Buy It?

It appears that everyone who suggested HP sell their webOS tablets for unbelievably cheap prices or straight up give them away were right on track with what HP was thinking, because starting today you can purchase a TouchPad for the fabulous fire sale price of $100. Or you WOULD be able to if they weren't experiencing a problem with their cart system which turns your price back to the most recent prices of either $399 or $499 depending on if you'd like the 16 or 32GB version. At this very moment it appears that HP has shut down sales operations again for the time being, but you can expect a fix inside the next few days more than likely.

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HP shares slide 20% as Dell CEO takes public potshots

HP shares slide 20% as Dell CEO takes public potshots

It's a tough morning for HP in the aftermath of the webOS and PC business announcements yesterday, with a plummeting share price and long-time foe Michael Dell not missing the opportunity to take potshots at the ailing firm. HP may have beaten expectations for the last financial quarter, with net revenues of $31.2bn, but the market has still reacted negatively; the company's share price is down around 20-percent this morning, to around $23.50 a share, the lowest seen since mid-2005. Meanwhile, the Dell CEO has taken to Google+ to call out his old rivals. "They are calling it a separation" he sniped on Google+, "but it feels like a divorce."

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Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

HP's decision to amputate its webOS hardware line and attempt to tourniquet the cash gush has left the platform's future in the air. The TouchPad and Pre lines may be dead in the water, but HP has made it clear that the company is "not walking away from webOS" but instead, according to developer relations VP for the platform Richard Kerris, intends to "explore the best hardware partner for it." Who, though, might be in the market for a plucky platform yet to find a manufacturer who can match it with appealing hardware? With the mobile segment in its current flux, there are some big names out there who could well be interested.

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HP TouchPad Lasted 49 Days, Microsoft Kin Lasted 48, IBM Did it Best

HP TouchPad Lasted 49 Days, Microsoft Kin Lasted 48, IBM Did it Best

Let me see how simple I can make this because there are just a few facts that you should know, probably the most important facts of the day if you don't count most of the other facts from the HP/webOS situation everyone was freaking out about earlier today. Head to that link for most the details, then come back and remember this bit: HP is weighing spinning off its PC unit. This basically means that HP is looking to do SOMETHING with its PC unit, also known as HP's PSG, or Personal Systems Group, this sect of HP responsible for PCs, hand-held PCs such as mobile devices, software for the home, and more. SOMETHING means either a complete selling off of the PSG portion of the company or "spinning it off" meaning it would still sort of be part of the company, but it'd be like Beavis and Butthead's Daria or Happy Days' Mork and Mindy or Laverne and Shirley - separate but in the same universe.

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HP not ditching webOS, just the hardware

HP not ditching webOS, just the hardware

Following earlier reports that HP will be discontinuing its webOS ecosystem of devices, including the Veer, Pre3, and TouchPad, an insider source has informed Thisismynext that the company will not be abandoning the platform entirely. The source revealed details from an all-hands meeting held with HP employees in the webOS Global Business Unit that indicate the platform could still live on through licensing.

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