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Desktop PCs still resilient in the SMB: HP

Jeff Jedras | Oct. 18, 2011
Analysts and other not disinterested observers have lately been trumpeting the end of the "PC era" and the looming obsolescence of the personal computer as an endpoint in the wake of the tablet revolution, but vendor Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) still sees resilience in the PC market, and has a new desktop offering targeted and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

"If you go back two years it was 38.8 per cent for portables and now it's 51 per cent, so that's pretty significant," said Tim Brunt, senior analyst for personal computing with IDC Canada.

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