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,IBM and Dell launches new server with Intel Xeon 5600

HP,IBM and Dell have released new servers today with the new Intel processor xeon 5600 which is said to have high performance with low power consumption.There are two important compoenets in the xeoon 5600 microprocessor.They are,

  • Intel® Intelligent Power Technology
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Intel® Intelligent Power Technology totally controls the power state and intelligently  adjusts and shifts to lowest available power state whereas Intel® Turbo Boost Technology intelligently adjusts performance according to the request received

Following are the features of Intel Xeon Quad and Six cor microprocessor

  • Intel’s new 32nm Microarchitecture Nehalem built with
    second-generation high-k and metal gate transistor technology.
  • Intelligent Performance that automatically optimizes
    performance to fit business and application requirements
    and delivers up to 40 percent more performance per watt
    than Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.3
  • Automated Energy Efficiency that scales energy usage to
    the workload to achieve optimal performance/watt and with
    new 40 Watt options and lower power DDR3 memory, you
    can lower your energy costs even further.
  • Flexible virtualization that offers best-in-class performance
    and manageability in virtualized environments to improve IT
    infrastructure and enable up to 15:1 consolidation over two
    socket, single-core servers.

Apart from the above features Intel processor also has the new provision for security.Server deployments can be secure with the help of Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions.

With this new processor,all the servers shipped today are expected to have 60% performance increase when compared to the latest chip released last year.

I think it is very much necessary for all the hardware industries to release their products with a very high performance compared to the existing one as already people have started to look for multitasking and also cloud computing is on the way to reduce the investments on hardware.