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Review: Retail Business-Class A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro X476dw is Best in Class

Any office or company whose core business entails paper-based transactions with customers must own a color All-in-One or MFP that can quickly, reliably, and economically produce high-quality color prints. While there are many candidates, Wirth Consulting narrows the field to Business-Class A4 Color MFPs available from the retail channel.  What is our definition of “Business-Class”? […]

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Judge Dismisses HP Officejet 8500, 8600 Wireless Class-Action Lawsuit

TopClassAction.com reports that a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the wireless connectivity of an HP Officejet 8500 All-in-One “failed during normal use.” Lead plaintiff in the class-action case (Vincent Ferranti, et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Company), Vincent Ferranti, alleged that he […]

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Slight Revenue Increase for HP; Printing Revenue Down, but PC Revenue Up

Hewlett-Packard reported results for its third quarter, with net revenue of $27.6 billion, up 1 percent from the previous year. Third-quarter GAAP earnings per share were $0.52, down 27 percent from the third quarter a year ago, and down from HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.59 to $0.63 per share. Earnings were $1 billion, down 29 […]

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Meg Whitman is New Chairman of HP; Other Board Changes Announced

Hewlett-Packard reports that Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors, and current director Pat Russo has been appointed lead independent director. Additionally, Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive and chairman of Alcoa, has been appointed to the board, bringing the total number of board members to 12. […]

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HP Rolls Out Next-Generation HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses for Printers

Hewlett-Packard today rolled out the HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses, which are built on its flagship HP Indigo 7000 and WS6000 Digital Press series, which have more than 2,000 installations worldwide. According to HP, the sheet-fed HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press provides print service providers (PSPs) a range of new capabilities, including the […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro 476dw is Best in Class

There was quite a selection of quality “Enterprise-Ready” A4 MFPs in the group of devices that comply with our conditions below, are priced from $399.99 to $9,400.00, and in color print speed from 15 to 40 ppm. Determining a Best in Class winner from this group was a difficult proposition, with 16 MFPs from Brother […]

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Earnings up for HP’s First Quarter, Commercial and Consumer Printer Shipments Up

On February 20th, Hewlett-Packard reported results for its first quarter, with earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74, up 17 percent from the $0.63 it reported for the period a year ago, and above its previously provided outlook of $0.60 to $0.64. Net earnings for the quarter were $1.4 billion, a 16-percent increase versus the same […]

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HP Launches First Mopria-Certified Printer for Mobile Printing with Easy Android Printing

Hewlett-Packard today launched the world’s first Mopria-certified printer/MFP, the Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476, which is Mopria-certified for mobile printing. Designed for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs), the Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 (starts at $529) meets Mopria global certification standards for simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, including Apple iOS, as well […]

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HP Won’t Purchase Other 3D Printer Companies, Says HP President and CEO Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard, which recently announced that it intends to enter the 3D printer market, will most likely not purchase other companies to get into the market, but instead will develop 3D printers itself, according to Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman. Whitman made the comments at an investors’ conference call held on November 26th. She also […]

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Revenue Down, but Earnings up for HP’s Fiscal Year

HP today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2013. Fourth quarter earnings per share (EPS) was $0.73, up from a net loss per share of $3.49 in the prior-year period. Fourth-quarter net revenue of $29.1 billion was down 3 percent from the prior-year period and down 1 percent when adjusted for the effects of currency. Fiscal […]

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New Large-Format Color Inkjet Designjet Z5400 ePrinter from HP

On September 4th, Hewlett-Packard introduced the Designjet Z5400 PostScript ePrinter, expanding the HP Designjet Z-series portfolio with the first multi-roll, large-format ePrinter for copy shops.  Hp says the 44″ (1.11 meter) device is ideal for printing large-format applications with high image quality, such as posters, photos, canvases, backlit prints, indoor signs, point-of-sale posters, line drawings, […]

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Proposed Class Action Suit Claims HP Officejets Have Spotty Wireless Connection – See Our Recommendations

Law 360 reports that Hewlett-Packard was hit with a proposed class action on August 26th in California federal court, with the suit claiming that HP’s Officejet Pro 8500 and 8600 Wireless color inkjet All-in-Ones have spotty wireless connectivity. The complaint was filed by Arizona resident Vincent Ferranti, who alleges that the All-in-Ones have a faulty […]

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Earnings up, but Revenue Down for HP’s Third Quarter

Hewlett-Packard today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 31st. Earnings per share (EPS) was $0.71, up from loss per share of $4.49 in the prior-year period and above HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.56 to $0.59 per share.  Net revenue was $27.2 billion was down 8 percent year-over-year and down 7 percent when adjusted for the effects of […]

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HP Revamps PartnerOne Reseller Program, Promises Greater Simplicity

Hewlett-Packard today announced enhancements to its PartnerOne program, designed to help its resellers improve profitability, while strengthening their competitive differentiation in the market. Changes to the program will be effective November 1st. The newly simplified program will focus on a simple structure that’s designed to provide a predictable and profitable compensation model. This includes streamlined […]

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HP’s Todd Bradley Leaving as Head of HP’s PC and Printer Division

Hewlett-Packard today announced that Todd Bradley will step out of his role as executive vice president for HP’s Printing and Personal Systems (PPS), and will assume a new position at the company – executive vice president for Strategic Growth Initiatives. In this newly created position, Bradley will work directly with President and CEO Meg Whitmam, and will […]

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New HP Designjet T920 and T1500 “ePrinter” Wide-Format Printers

Hewlett-Packard is introducing two Web-connected full-color wide-format inkjet printers, the Designjet T920 and T1500. Designed for  architecture, engineering, construction and design applications,   the printers print on media up to 36″ wide. They also provide cloud-based connectivity, so users can access and view documents stored in cloud-based document repositories. HP says it designed the new wide-format […]

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HP Earnings Down for Second Quarter, Printer Revenue Flat

Hewlett-Packard reported second quarter net revenue of $27.6 billion, down 10% from the prior year and down 9% when adjusted for the effects of currency. HP second quarter fiscal 2013 financial performance Q2 FY13 Q2 FY12 Y/Y GAAP net revenue ($B) $ 27.6 $ 30.7 (10%) GAAP operating margin 5.8% 7.2% (1.4 pts.) GAAP net earnings […]

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Report: Officejet Pro X551dw Printer Hands-On Test Report

For this 22-page report, we put the Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X 551dw through its paces using our Hands-On test suite. During hands-on testing, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from installation and set-up, to software, printer management, image quality, productivity, ease of use, and more. Note that the Hands-On Test Report is watermarked and non-printable. Review […]

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