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Computers & Printers
Hewlett-Packard, universally known as HP, is an iconic name in the global tech landscape. HP is an American company and was founded in a Palo Alto garage in 1939 by Stanford graduates, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. HP's expansive portfolio encompasses computing, printing, and digital technology, with a consistent emphasis on mixing technological innovation with user-centric design. As a testament to its pioneering spirit, the brand remains at the forefront of technological evolution, consistently reshaping the way individuals and businesses interact with the digital world.
Born in a Garage
HP's origin traces back to 1939 when Stanford University graduates, Bill Hewlett, and Dave Packard, initiated a venture from a garage with a mere investment of just a couple of hundred dollars. They called the company Hewlett-Packard (HP for short), and their first noteworthy product was an audio oscillator, with Walt Disney Studios being one of their initial clients, acquiring multiple oscillators for the movie "Fantasia". Over the years, HP expanded its product line and reach, continually establishing itself as a reputable name in the electronic and tech spheres. In 2015, Hewlett-Packard was renamed to HP Inc. In conjunction with this, the company spun off its enterprise business as well as renamed it Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
HP's offerings of computers are segmented into different categories to serve various market segments. For personal users, the HP Pavilion and HP Envy lines bring together modern design and robust performance, ideal for everyday tasks. For professionals demanding high-performance systems, the HP ZBook and HP EliteBook series offers powerful computing solutions, often fortified with enhanced security features. Gaming enthusiasts are catered to by the HP Omen line, which is packed with high-end specs for an immersive experience. Moreover, their HP Chromebooks provide lightweight, cloud-based computing, suitable for students and consumers with a lower budget. The HP of today is a major player in the computer manufacturing industry and competes with companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Apple, and several other large manufacturers.
Not Just Computers
Parallel to their work in computer manufacturing, HP has maintained a significant presence in the world of printing. The introduction of the HP LaserJet series in the 1980s introduced a new dimension of efficiency and quality to both office and home printing. Over time, the company diversified its printer portfolio, introducing products like the DeskJet series for home users and multifunctional printers that combined scanning, copying, and faxing capabilities. Even if computers remain the main focus for HP, their printers are still an important part of their business operations.