20 Aug '11, 7am

HP, the world's top personal computer maker, is taking steps to exit the PC business

HP, the world's top personal computer maker, is taking steps to exit the PC business

The stunning announcement by Hewlett-Packard, the world's top personal computer maker, that it is taking steps to exit the business is the surest sign yet the post-PC era is here. -- PHOTO: HP WASHINGTON (AFP) - The stunning announcement by Hewlett-Packard, the world's top personal computer maker, that it is taking steps to exit the business is the surest sign yet the post-PC era is here. 'We tend to throw the 'post-PC era' term around a lot, but it's clear that, in the wake of HP's announcement, we're closer than ever to that reality,' said independent technology analyst Carmi Levy. 'When a stalwart of hardware's golden age essentially walks away from the business on which it was built,' she said, 'it's easy to conclude that the point of no return has been officially passed.' HP said its board has authorised the evaluation of 'strategic alternatives' for its unit that cou...

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