HP PC spin-off to lead to fierce price competition?

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 23 2011 @ 22:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports PC makers expect HP will cause fierce PC price competition in the fourth quarter as the company clears out its inventory:
Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) plan of spin off its PC business has already caused a great impact to the PC industry and with the company reportedly already started working on plans to reduce employee numbers and tighten up resources, sources from PC players expect HP will turn aggressive clearing its inventory in the fourth quarter and create fierce price competition.

Sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that HP stepping out of the PC market may cause significant drops in market confidence for the PC industry since the action is an indication of HP's pessimistic attitude toward the industry's future and the pessimistic atmosphere will only increase in the future.


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