HP Acquires Palm – leading Mobile Manufacturers in US

Though Palm has considerably a significant improvement in their products and its WebOS phones are available with almost all leading mobile carriers in US but had a disappointing quarterly results, early this February.The CEO of the company Jon Rubinstein started to investigate its options and decided on selling the company would be a feasible and better option.Initially board of directors were having an option to sell only the patents of Palm or even just licensing WebOS but later decided that all the previous options may degrade value of Palm IP and may not even adress long term problems.

Many companies started to grab this opportunity and approached palm for a deal.Finally, some top 5 countries were shortlisted for the deal and HP was one among the top 5 companies.So after Palm decision on selling the company, 4 other companies along with HP started its bidding.Other than HP all the companies were just referred as Company A,B,C and D.Companies like C and D were initially engaged only with just buying the patents but since Palm dropped out the option company D also dropped its plan.Company A approached with $600 million in cash and Company B apporached with stock by stock option.HP approached Palm with a different offer which is all around $4.75 per share.

During April 18 Company C entered into similar kind of HP deal and offered around $6 to $7 per share.So Palm asked HP to really just increase its bidding value and hence HP came with just a small increase of about 25 cents which is nothing but $5 per share.

Now Palm on April 19 sent out some draft merger to both of the companies.With HP increased its share to $5 Company C dropped out its share to just $5.50.Palm
Board of directors Palm directly told HP that its offer was not competitive with which HP immediately raised its offer value to about %5.70 per share and there after Palm closed the deal following Company C’s drop from the proposal.

HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 – A stylish light weight laptop

HP has come out with two different variety of laptops with stylish finish and variant colors.Gone are the days when laptops where made with thick plastics, now you can see various latops with aluminium coated surface specially the cover and palm rest area and other base part of the laptop with magnesium compound. laptops also comes with variant colors.DV6 comes with black cherry, champagne, and Sonoma red and DV7 comes with Espresso Black or optional Moonlight White . Other than than the mettalic finish HP also provides other features like wider screen perfect for HD1 viewing and also options for built in tv tuning




Screen Width
dv6 comes with 15.6 screen width and dv7 comes with 17.3 screen width

Asusual user has the option to choose between AMD and Intel processor
But dv6 can also have quad-core processor, which is intel core i7
dv7 can have Intel Core i3 processor, upgradable to Intel Core i5

Operating System
Both laptops comes with two options
genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Service & Support,Warranty
One year warranty on hardware
Extensible quick support
Access to on-line support by clicking on the desktop icon
Access to our on-line classes, FAQs, and other resources through HP Total Care
60 days of complimentary live updates to Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010, which has been optimized for your PC

Response and battery time
Real-time chat and e-mail (with a response in about an hour)
Battery life up to 4.75 hours (8 cell)

4 USB ports

Built-in HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, which detects if your notebook is being dropped and locks your hard drive to help protect your data

3GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
FREE Upgrade to 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 3GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Hard drive
320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
640GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (320GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
1TB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (500GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
448GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (SSD 128GB + 320GB 7200RPM)
628GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (SSD 128GB + 500GB 7200RPM)

Price of dv6 laptop is around $650 and dv7 laptop is $800

HP Pavilion DV2620US Windows XP drivers.. Forced to use Windows VISTA

I bought a HP Pavilion dv2620us Laptop recently, the laptop came with a preloaded Windows VISTA, Some how I did not find VISTA amusing from day one. I wanted to go back to my reliable windows XP, So went on to find out about drivers fro mXP. To my horror, HP did not provide drivers for Windows XP.

I went on finding the hardware specification for my model ie Sound card Name version..Graphics card details and finally was able to get all drivers for XP  🙂 . Now here comes the sad part. After installation the screen looks pathetic even with proper driver Display aint correct, it simply looks bleak. It looks very good on VISTA. Then Sound is good but non of short cut keys work in XP. Moreover even if i connect headphone jack speaker doesnt turnoff 🙁 .

Not a good XP experience.By the time I realised it is not going to pleasurable, I had gotten used to VISTA, after few pathces and updates VISTA doesnt give me blue screen errors/anything. So HP and Microsoft forced me into using Windows VISTA. A shrewd strategy on part of Microsoft(I hate it).

Im currently eagerly awaiting the arrival of Windows VISTA SP1.

 By the if you want Windows XP drivers for HP Pavilion dv2620us, You can download it here. But Im warning you its a not  a great experience.Some drivers need to be forced, so any help jus mail me.


The Rar file has

HP Pavilion DV2620US  Windows XP Display Drivers
HP Pavilion DV2620US Windows XP  Motherboard Drivers,Chipset Drivers
HP Pavilion DV2620US Windows XP Sound card drivers
HP Pavilion DV2620US  Windows XP WLAN,Blurtooth,wifi,card reader,Modem,Touch pad and Network (LAN)

Download here