HP buys Samsung’s printer business

HP the US computer giant has struck a deal with Samsung to take over their printer business (£750m).

HP have said “The acquisition would help to disrupt and reinvent the $55bn copier industry, a segment that hasn’t innovated in decades”.

HP are also buying big printer presences in Asia as well as Samsung’s laser printing technology and patents. This deal comes days after HP’s sister company had sold its software business to the rising UK tech champion Micro Focus.

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Dion Weisler, chief executive of HP Inc. has said “When we become a separate company just 10 months ago, it enabled us to become nimble and focus on accelerating growth and reinventing industries.”

“Copiers are outdated, complicated machines with dozens of replaceable parts requiring inefficient services and maintenance agreements” said HP Inc.

They have also added that customers were frequently getting frustrated with the broken copiers and the deal would help HP to invest in better technology.

The Samsung printer business made $1.4bn in revenue over the last year and this includes more than 6,500 printing patents as well as nearly 1,300 staff with expertise in laser printer technology.

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HP to release: HP Elite x3

HP to release: HP Elite x3

HP are pleased to announce the availability of the HP Elite x3 with Windows 10 mobile. It is an evolution in the world of mobile computing to address an evolution in the workplace.

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The definition of workplace has changed for many employees. It is no longer an office to where you commute too everyday but wherever you happen to be. Employees want the technology to be simple to use, which will let them do their best work from almost any location.

“There is a massive shift towards mobility in the workplace and the convergence of mobility and computing will accelerate business productivity, work is less of a place that you go to and more of a thing that you do anywhere and anytime.” Said Dion Weisler, president and CEO for HP Inc.

 “HP is reinventing mobility so our customers can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate and create what matters to them.”

HP Elite x3 is the world’s first 3-in-1 handheld device which has been built for business, that combines the power and productivity of a PC, the capabilities of a premium smartphone and the portability of a tablet. This is one device which covers it all.hp elite x3

“The Elite x3 is something grander than a mobile phone or a tablet this is the next generation of computing designed specifically for business. This is the future of computing.” Explained by Dion Weisler.

The HP Elite x3 and Windows continuum, means mobile professionals like sales reps can stay away from the hassle of switching devices. They can start a task on the go and then finish the task once they are back at their desks without having to save, sync or restart.

“We think that the Elite x3 is the next generation of what computing will be because in the world we live in everyone is mobile, it’s a working device for the needs of the commercial business users and it takes the ability to move from business level PC performance to mobile base productivity in a way that has never been done before because this is not just a phone it’s really a next generation computing device.” Said by Michael Park, Vice President for commercial mobility and software at HP Inc.

You can dock your HP Elite x3, so that you can work with a larger display, keyboard and a mouse for your convenience.hp elite x3

“You have got the power of the PC literally in your pocket and with the accessories we have designed, you can bring it to any place that you work in the office in the desktop world, with a laptop in a mobile environment with all the flexibility of having everything you need from one device and that’s great for the end user, it’s also great for IT. We think the Elite x3 is going to transform the way lots of people working.” Explained by Michael Park.

For an IT business, like ServerLink, the HP Elite x3 offers a windows alternative that spans across desktop and mobile employees, and leverages the It’s familiarity with Microsoft technology. Deployed to all or a section of employees, this is a solution that can reduce the device and operating system footprint to gain better return on the IT investment.

The HP Elite x3 incorporates enterprises grade on three different levels:

  1. Qualcomm security layer from the silicon up
  2. Microsoft security at the operating system level
  3. Dual bio metrics which is Iris scanner and fingerprint reader

Unlike the common smartphones, the HP Elite x3 was built for business and is engineered to endure. HP Elite x3 is water resistant and dust resistant. With its dual SIM for option of a roaming SIM for when you are traveling. The processor in the HP Elite x3 is the Qualcomm Snap dragon 820 (2.15gb, 4 cores).

“Business users are constantly on the move and they need their mobile devices to keep up and handle the work load, rather than slowing them down and since they are pushing their devices hard they need something much more power efficient so that they will last as long as they do. Snap dragon 820 is ideal for business users because it addresses the security and the usability expectations of the enterprise.” Explained by Steve Mallenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Inc.snapdragon processor from qualcomm

“We have a strong relationship with HP that’s the result of many years of working together to provide the best possible performance and experience for their user’s collaboration on the HP Elite x3 is more of a manifestation of shared vision of bringing PC like performance and experience to HP’s mobile consumer.”

The HP Elite x3 has seamless productivity, when it is docked it uses Microsoft continuum to be able to enable your employees to start a task on the go and then to finish it once they are at their desk without saving, syncing or restarting and you will be able to work with a larger display, keyboard and mouse. It removes all the problems of switching between devices.

Using the HP Elite x3 you can virtualise business critical windows x64 and x86 apps which you can rely on to get the job completed. A service from HP which is available, offers IT Companies like ServerLink, an easy alternative for deploying and managing corporate licensed apps and which includes analytics.

“HP and Microsoft work together every day to delight customers around the world with HP’s incredible hardware and Windows 10. The new HP Elite x3 brings to life a vision for the future of computing where continuum enables true mobility of experience in your phone can give the full power of your PC when you dock to that larger screen you are fully productive with continuum as part of Windows 10 on the HP Elite x3 together HP and Microsoft are really building Windows 10 for business offering our customers security and manageability power performance everything they need to run their business. We are so excited and proud to now have the HP Elite x3 as part of our productivity.”   Discussed by Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President at Microsoft.

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HP Smart Array P430/2GB FBWC 12Gb 1-port Int SAS Controller



The HP Smart Array P430 Controller is a low profile, PCIe3 x8, 12 Gb/s capable Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller that provides enterprise class storage performance and data protection for select HP ProLiant Gen8 rack and tower servers. It features eight internal physical links and delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration (between any RAID levels) with Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC), global online spare, and pre-failure warning. Data compatibility between HP Smart Array Controllers means customers can easily upgrade to future Smart Array Controllers.

HP Smart Array P4302GB FBWC 12Gb 1-port Int SAS Controller


  • Increased Performance and Data Protection. 
    The HP Smart Array P430 Controller is capable of delivering 12 Gb/s bandwidth and can improve application performance. DDR3-1600MHz Flash Backed Write Cache provides up to 12.8 GB/s maximum cache bandwidth to the 2 GB cache model. DDR3-1866MHz Flash Backed Write Cache kit w/battery provides up to 14.9 Gb/s maximum cache bandwidth to the 4 GB cache model. HP SSD Smart Path provides up to 4x better SSD read performance for Microsoft Windows, Linux and VMware.
  • Data Protection. 
    Data security with optional HP Secure Encryption, an enterprise-class encryption solution for data at rest on any bulk storage attached to the P430 Controller. Long term data retention with 2GB FBWC or 4GB FBWC kit. Standard on the P430 are RAID 6 ADG, RAID 60 ADG, RAID 1 ADM. Predictive spare activation for improved rebuild and maximized uptime.

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