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HP Inc is flying high after netting a year of double-digit revenue gains, but execs are worried that a looming CPU shortage will hurt its sales in the coming months. CEO Dion Weisler noted on Thursday that both the fiscal quarter and the full-year numbers showed the biz doing very well in the competitive PC and printing …

  1. druck Silver badge


    Who got printers when HP split? HP Inc or HPE, or looking at the numbers, both?

    1. Smoking Man

      Re: Printers

      Printers went with HP Inc.

      1. Michael Strorm Silver badge

        Re: Printers

        @Smoking Man; That's not surprising- printers need Inc.

        1. Youngone Silver badge

          Re: Printers

          Thanks Michael. Comments like that are the only reason I come to The Reg.

    2. MortyCapp

      Re: Printers

      HP Inc has printers, PCs and 3D Printing.

  2. Potemkine! Silver badge

    Intel shortage

    Got the same warning from DELL about Intel's 8th gen CPU shortage... expected to be fixed in Q2/19

    1. ivan5

      Re: Intel shortage

      Good! We just might end up with 'AMD Inside' on better spec machines.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wrong picture

    That logo is the one before the previous one.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Wrong picture

      I wouldn't have noticed personally, but for those wondering what the current HP logo looks like, here it is.

  4. James 51

    Is this the part of HP that's hoping to claw back billions over its bungling of the Autonomy takeover? If so, once they convince a US court that US accounting standards should be followed by companies operating in a different country with different laws and pratices, that will pad out those numbers nicely.

    1. Outcast !!!

      Autonomy baggage is with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE); it is not with HP Inc. (printer and personal systems).

  5. mark l 2 Silver badge

    Now if only there were alternative x86 compatible CPU that HP could put into it's PCs? Oh wait there are...

    As most of the boxes that HP sell will be sat on a a desk running office software it really doesn't make much of a difference whether they have Intel or AMD CPUs

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      But, But,,

      Nobody ever got fired for buying Intel. Businesses are totally and utterly riding the Intel train. Not even considering AMD.

      I suggested AMD machines as a stop-gap solution for our current shortage problems, but was told the complication of managing more builds means we will just have to tough it out, after all it is all going to be cleared by Q2 next year!!

      Q2 is the date everyone is being given by Intel, no-one seems to be planning for when we get close to Q2 and it 'still isn't quite resolved yet'.

      But that is the problem with people these days as well as businesses, no ability to think for themselves. Believe everything they are told with no thought of what could go wrong.

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