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Aug. 12, 2011, marked the 30th birthday of the IBM Personal Computer (PC) -- an event marked in numerous congratulatory and cautionary articles and blog posts. In the days since then, PC-related news has remained thick on the ground. Most shocking, perhaps, was HP's announcement that it was "looking at options" (i.e. sale or spinoff) for its PC business. Then a new report from IDC said Q2 2011 PC sales in China surpassed sales in the U.S. for the first time, suggesting a trend that would see China's full-year PC market pass by the U.S. in 2012.
Completely agree with your article. The fact is, HP is now correcting the disaster created by Carly Fiorina and is now reverting to what made it a force in the business. It had a fantastic business printer and server business. The purchase and swallowing up of Compaq, destroyed a brand and diluted HP as a company.
The PC has many more years to come...we all use them at work all day! Tablets will not take the place of a pc. They will be for different purposes than the consumption featured hardware.