August 18, 2011

HP Partners, System Builders Jazzed About PC Spin-Off

"We've all been seeing the writing on the wall for standard PCs," said Todd Swank, vice president of marketing at Burnsville, Minn.-based system builder Nor-Tech. "If the leading PC maker decides it doesn't want its results dragged down by consumer PC weakness, that's a watershed moment, and I don't think HP expects to see a PC market recovery." 


 "Lenovo is a great partner now, and you couldn't say that about IBM (NYSE:IBM) before they sold off their PC business," said Swank. "[An HP PC business spin-off] could be a positive for the channel and make it easier to sell HP products."


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