Intel-based Windows 8 tablets and hybrids from the world's two largest PC vendors, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard, have been experiencing delays.
Because of the rise of the iPad, don't be surprised if your next PC is (also) a tablet.
Amid worries about layoffs and the company's future direction, HP reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings.
The tech giant says the combination will help its go-to-market strategy, branding, supply chain, and customer support. Analysts question the synergy.
Hewlett-Packard is working on both Intel- and ARM-based tablets and hybrids, a source told CNET.
CEO Meg Whitman says during an earnings conference call that Hewlett-Packard has a line of products ready for the next iteration of Windows.
The base model on HP's Web site right now starts at $1,399 and includes an Intel Core i5 2467M processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD.
HP is pinning its hopes on Windows 8 tablets after the disaster of the HP TouchPad.
Hewlett-Packard sent out notices today indicating that it is officially out of TouchPads. That means don't expect any more shipments of those popular $99 tablets.
Shares are up about 3 percent today, presumably due to positive reactions over HP's decision to keep its PC business.