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Compaq UK founder Joe McNally has died

Compaq UK and Ireland founder Joe McNally has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 69. joe_mcnally_2 Joe McNally Picture by: Eddie Boldizsar McNally set up the UK beachhead for the Houston PC titan in 1984 with just £2,000 and a load of stock that he famously personally delivered by black cab, growing …
Paul Kunert, 5 Mar 2012
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How Apple beat IBM in Steve Jobs' first retail war

The Golden Age of Computer Sales surely must have been Christmas 1984. The Macintosh had just been released, Compaq and IBM offered powerful new CPUs, but the real action was a massive Christmas sales battle between the Apple//c and the IBM PCjr. I remember it well, I was working at ComputerLand in Los Angeles, and I was at the …
Charles Eicher, 25 Nov 2011
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How I went from punting PCs to betting a quarter billion on Betfair

Interview Former channel man Peter Webb has become one of Betfair's leading customers and bets a quarter of a billion pounds annually on horseracing alone. He also sloshes a good amount on the X Factor market. The ex Compaq and Medion man finally left the UK's computer distribution channel in 2003 to make a full time go of trading on …
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Hurd's HP legacy: Dell racer, IBM chaser

Somewhere in California, Carly Fiorina must nearly have choked to death from laughter while stumping for a US Senate seat as news of her successor's sudden departure broke following a sexual-harassment probe. It has not been an easy five years for Mark Hurd, the former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of HP, …
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HP rolls out dozens of updated notebooks

HP has introduced a host of new notebooks, punting eight key additions to its Envy and Pavilion lines, each of which will undoubtedly extend to umpteen separately specced models. Highlights include the Envy 14 and Envy 17 - 14.5in and 17.3in stablemates of the metal-clad Envy 13 and 15. The new ones sport "powerful" Intel …
Hard Reg, 5 May 2010
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Telefonica prices up HP smartbook

Spain will get HP's Compaq AirLife 100 'smartbook' next month, the nation's biggest telco, Telefonica - owner of Britain's O2 - said yesterday. Prices start at €229 (£199) for the 10.1in ARM-based, Android-running netbook on a €48 (£42) per month 'unlimited' data contract. Pay €299 (£260) up front and you can get away with a € …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2010
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HP teases with smartbook spec

HP's first Android-based netbook, the Compaq AirLife 100, is now confirmed to use an Arm chip, the manufacturer's website reveals.. The AirLife 100, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress show two months ago, incorporates a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor - the QSD8250 - plus 512MB of memory, 512MB of Flash Rom …
Tony Smith, 21 Apr 2010
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Spain to get Europe's first major-vendor smartbook

HP has launched the first ARM-based netbook from a major vendor in Europe, though you'll - for now, at least - have to live in Spain to get it. HP's Compaq AirLife 100 is a 10.1in haptic-enabled touchscreen netbook with 16GB of Flash storage, an SD card slot and a "full milti-tasking operating system". Which, since you ask, …
Tony Smith, 12 Feb 2010
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FCC website outs HP smartbook

HP has received US Federal Communications Commission approval for a device dubbed the Compaq AirLife 100 and listed on the FCC website as a "smartbook". The FCC's pages, found by blog Wireless Goodness, reveal the device has Bluetooth EDR, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, dual-band HSDPA 3G and dual-band GSM/GPRS/Edge connectivity on board. …
Tony Smith, 22 Jan 2010
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HP invites you to touch its PCs

As part of its ongoing rollout of new PCs and laptops ahead of the Windows 7 launch next week and a presumed bump up in PC sales, Hewlett-Packard has announced another batch of new machines for consumers and corporates. The big push today is for relatively inexpensive touch screens for laptops and desktops and low-cost Compaq- …

HP UK pulls Linux from all new netbooks

HP has decided UK consumers don't want Linux-based netbooks. Actually, it appears to believe business buyers don't want the open-source OS either. It emerged today that the company will not now be bringing its Mini 1000 netbook to the UK - at least not with Linux on board. Nor will it release the more business-oriented Mini …

Orange bundles free HP laptops with HSDPA deals

Orange has bundled a trio of HP Compaq laptops and USB HSDPA 3G modems with new business-oriented mobile broadband airtime packages. The bundles are based around the Compaq 6735s, 6730s and 6730b, respectively tethered to £35-, £40- and £45-a-month subscriptions. Contracts run for two years for a total expenditure of £840, £ …
Tony Smith, 16 Sep 2008
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DoJ hires Mickey Mouse lawyer for Google probe

The Department of Justice has hired its old anti-trust boss from private practice to head up a probe into Google's advertising business. Sandy M Litvack ran the DoJ's antitrust division under President Jimmy Carter. He left in early 1981. Litvack was working as a partner at private law firm Hogan and Hartson for both …
John Oates, 9 Sep 2008

Tosh on top for laptop reliability

Which?, the UK consumer organisation, has ranked the UK's most reliable laptops. Top of the reliability list is Sony and Toshiba with 93 per cent of Which? members surveyed saying their laptop had not needed repair. Fujitsu-Siemens got 91 per cent and Apple and Dell scored 87 per cent. Next were Acer and HP with 84 per cent, …
John Oates, 28 Aug 2008
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HP leaves Dell with an EDS-shaped hole

Analysis Dell looks like being one of the losers after HP’s buy of EDS yesterday. Well, apart from the staff who are likely to be axed, the EDS customers who will have to live through the integration of the two companies, and HP shareholders who have already seen a slide in the company’s shareprice since news of the $13.9bn deal broke …
Joe Fay, 14 May 2008
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HP buys EDS: What are they thinking?

Analysis Mark Hurd must know what happens to HP bosses who strike a legacy-defining deal. He’s the man who took over from Carly Fiorina, shortly after her takeover of Compaq turned out to be not quite such a big idea after all. The Compaq integration was managed to death – and yet you’d be hard pressed to point at much of what remains …
Joe Fay, 13 May 2008
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HP pays $13.9bn for EDS

Updated Hewlett Packard has bought EDS for $13.9bn, doubling its services business at a stroke. The Silicon Valley giant will pay $25 a share for Texas-based EDS, over 25 per cent more than the services firm's shares were trading at when news of the deal first leaked yesterday. It will finance the deal through a combination of cash …
Joe Fay, 13 May 2008

Apple tops tech support success poll

Apple's consumer-oriented tech support is rather better than other vendors' equivalents, US non-profit organisation the Consumers Union has claimed. CU asked subscribers of its Consumer Reports magazine to detail their computer tech support experiences. Some 10,000 incidents relating to laptops and desktops were logged by the …
Tony Smith, 6 May 2008

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