So much for that rumor about Samsung potentially gearing up to buy HP's PC business. The Korean mega-conglomerate has moved swiftly to quell the speculation, posting the following on its official Samsung Tomorrow blog:
The recent rumors that Samsung Electronics will be taking over Hewlett-Packard Co.'s personal computer business are not true.
We hope this clarifies any confusion that may have occurred.
Now, we could play devil's advocate and point out that the wording of the repudiation doesn't rule out some other arrangement. Indeed, Reuters wrote last Friday that, according to anonymous industry sources, HP's PC wing "may be too big for Asia's technology companies to swallow whole, but potential suitors are out there should HP decide to break the group into parts."
An analyst quoted by the news agency also named Samsung and Lenovo as the only suitors with deep enough pockets to buy HP's PC business. If Samsung remains adamant about its disinterest, I wonder if we'll hear from Lenovo soon.
|In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches||23|
|GeForce 344.48 driver enables DSR on Kepler, Fermi GPUs||49|
|ARM intros two new CCN 'uncore' products for data center SoCs||10|
|G.Skill's Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD boasts 2000MB/s transfer rates||21|
|First Win10 Tech Preview update adds Action Center||18|
|Reports: Broadwell-E slips to 2016, but Skylake-S sampling already||29|
|Cooler Master's Mizar mouse reviewed||10|
|Cooler Master's Nepton 240M liquid cooler reviewed||32|
|AMD cuts A-series desktop processor prices||64|