Hewlett-Packard’s Meg Whitman: Don’t Count Out Desktops

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Desktops aren’t exactly at the forefront of the technology industry these days, but Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman isn’t ready to count out PCs just yet. At HP’s Discover Conference in Barcelona, Whitman told CNBC that “desktops are not dead” and maintained that she and her team are already working on new products that take features from laptops and tablets and combine them into one device.

Hewlett-Packard’s strides in innovation show that the company is continuing to try to keep up with the ever-evolving tech industry and release relevant products. Its next device might not be as old and clunky as the previous desktop computers, but it will still maintain some of the old PCs’ most advantageous features.

After a few bad years, Hewlett-Packard has recently been enjoying positive attention from the media. Although the company has yet to once again prove itself as a force to be reckoned with, Whitman has continued to tirelessly manage HP’s five-year turnaround plan, and even the skeptics are beginning to think the once highly successful company might still have a chance.

CNBC reports that Hewlett-Packard shares are up nearly 90 percent this year, and Whitman told CNBC in her interview: “We’re making a lot of progress. We have to continue to innovate. The innovation engine is alive and well at HP.”

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