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Sixty years after Hewlett-Packard Co. employees first began moving into Building A on the company’s new Loveland campus in October 1962, the company that once grew to employ more than 9,000 workers in Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley does not have the presence that it once did.
Today, HP’s successor companies — Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) and HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) — occupy 580,000 square feet in Fort Collins, with HPE employing 800 people. (HP Inc. did not respond to requests for information.)
But HP’s legacy extends far beyond that footprint, from spinoff companies that continue to employ thousands of workers to the real estate that HP left behind.
Much of the Fort Collins campus is now owned by Broadcom, which essentially is a spinoff of a spinoff, i.e. HP’s spinoff of Agilent Technologies Inc., which then sold its Semiconductor Products Group to an investment group, creating Avago Technologies Inc., which acquired Broadcom in 2015.
No HP employees remain at the Loveland site, where it all started, but another spinoff of a spinoff — Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), which grew out of Agilent in 2014 — maintains an operation there.
In Greeley, nothing remains of an HP operation that was once the center of the city’s nascent tech sector.
HP’s three Northern Colorado campuses have witnessed far different fates since the company began divesting local operations, and selling local properties, with tech remaining the driving force in Fort Collins, and tech and manufacturing enjoying a resurgence at what was the Loveland campus. Greeley, however, has seen demolition of the long-vacant HP building, with the bulk of the acreage transformed for residential, retail and other uses.
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s history in Northern Colorado began in Loveland, but it almost didn’t start that way. Loveland had to compete with Boulder for an HP expansion, but problems with potential Boulder sites — and a strong pitch from Loveland civic and business leaders — prompted Colorado native David Packard and other HP executives to select Loveland instead, according to an HP Computer Museum post on the history of the Loveland plant.
The plant — with a temporary building opening in 1960 and the first permanent building in 1962 — initially produced power supplies but eventually began producing desktop computers and calculators. HP’s Loveland operation also produced a variety of computer peripherals, including printers and instruments, such as voltmeters.
The campus — on the northeast corner of South Taft Avenue and 14th Street Southwest — remained a bastion for HP’s global operations for decades, but change began in the late 1990s.
HP spun off Agilent in 1998, and by 2005 only 500 people remained at the Loveland site, according to the HP Computer Museum.
The school district purchased the building for $4.7 million and now uses it for its headquarters.
Just to the east is Keysight Technologies, at 900 S. Taft Ave. Keysight spun off from Agilent in 2014, developing test and measurement equipment.
Keysight’s Loveland building encompasses more than 139,000 square feet.
Kari Fauber, vice president of Keysight’s global partner sales and ecommerce, told BizWest in an email that the Loveland facility is “primarily a research and development site, but also hosts teams from legal, sales, marketing, finance, logistics and services.
“Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world,” she said. “Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments.”
Keysight’s customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets, Fauber said.
Keysight also maintains operations in Colorado Springs and Boulder. It acquired Eggplant Software Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Boulder, in 2020 for $330 million.
Keysight employs 14,300 worldwide and employed about 300 people in Loveland at the time of the spinoff from Agilent. The company recorded revenue of $4.94 billion in 2021.
With Agilent’s retrenchment in Loveland, the company negotiated a deal in May 2011 to sell the bulk of the Loveland campus to the city for $5.8 million.
Plans to revitalize the campus were ambitious, with the Colorado Association of Manufacturing and Technology eventually selecting the site in June 2011 for an Aerospace and Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park, known as ACE. The project was touted as creating up to 10,000 jobs.
But the proposal faltered early on, with developer United Properties withdrawing from the project in August 2011, citing unattainable timelines.
Loveland then selected Bowling Green, Kentucky-based developer Cumberland and Western to develop the property, with the city selling the property to the company for $5 million.
Plans for the ACE park formally ended in March, when CAMT withdrew from the project.
Even before that, Cumberland and Western had rebranded the site as the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology.
Cumberland and Western invested in upgrades to the property, including some tenant finishes, and successfully lured Lightning eMotors Inc. (NYSE: ZEV) as a tenant. In April 2016, Cumberland and Western announced that EWI, a Columbus, Ohio-based organization that promotes manufacturing technologies, would open an applied research center at RMCIT.
Cumberland and Western eventually found its buyer, although not for the full asking price. In late October 2020, a group of local business owners, led by Jay Dokter and Dan Kamrath, purchased the 811,000-square-foot property for $15.5 million under the entity RMCIT LLC.
Dokter, CEO of Loveland-based Vergent Products Inc., and his partners began working to increase occupancy from an anemic 16%.
The new owners quickly got to work, rebranding the property as the Forge Campus in March 2021.
“We just observed all of the potential that didn’t happen and thought, ‘We could do that,’” Dokter said. “What we saw was 40 to 50 companies in here, collocated, creating an innovative tech environment. And the price was right, too. So we knew that it wasn’t as risky. We also saw building prices were going up for a lot of commercial.”
Cumberland and Western’s initial approach to the property was to secure a single, large occupant, Dokter said.
“I think there was a fair amount of activity. They seemed to be going more for the grand slam, one occupant, and that market is extremely limited,” he said, adding that Cumberland did refocus to allow smaller companies in.
The vision of Dokter and his partners was clear from the beginning: Create an environment in which occupants would build an innovation ecosystem, interacting and feeding off of one another.
The owners moved one of their own companies into the Forge — Bongo, which provides video-assessment solutions for experiential learning. The investors also plan to relocate another of their companies, Vergent Products, a contract design and manufacturing company, into the facility within a couple of years.
Dokter said one of the key advantages of the Loveland property was the maintenance that Cumberland and Western provided for almost a decade.
Often, vacant properties are allowed to decay, with damage by weather, vandalism and neglect. Not so with the Loveland site. Cumberland and Western continued to employ a team of one part-time worker and three full-time workers to maintain the property and conduct real estate tours.
“The cool thing with Cumberland and Western is that they spent a lot of money maintaining the property,” Dokter said. “I never forget, the first time I came here to get a tour … there was a nice man waxing the floor over here in an empty building — one of those machines that go back and forth in an empty building. That impressed me that it was quite preserved.”
“Big buildings like this, you don’t just shut the lights off and walk away,” said Rob Blauvelt, property manager for the Forge and one of the full-time workers who maintained the property during the Cumberland and Western years.
Cumberland and Western maintained a contract for upkeep of the 22 acres of roof. Landscaping was maintained, although at a lower level than when the property was occupied. Cracks in parking lots were filled. HVAC systems were maintained.
“It was three and a half people watching an empty building for 11 years,” Dokter said.
The property’s 16% occupancy at the time of purchase included 12 tenants, but that number has doubled to 24. Another five tenants are housed on-site in The Warehouse accelerator, a nonprofit organization that occupies 48,000 square feet of donated space.
Allison Seabeck, executive director of The Warehouse, said the organization has three alumni members and three off-site members, along with the five onsite members.
A capital campaign has raised $1.1 million out of a $4.8 million capital raise, allowing the organization to add a staff member and proceed through Phase I of its construction plan, creating space for nine companies.
Phase II of the capital campaign entails raising another $1.25 millon, including $750,000 to create space for 15 more companies, including installation of a series of “garage pods” in the accelerator space, providing turnkey manufacturing space for startups that need access to manufacturing floor space, equipment, ample power, compressed air and other features.
Future expansions will include further buildout, including community space, a training room, additional equipment, a share marketing studio and other amenities.
Including The Warehouse, occupancy at the Forge stands at 54%, Dokter said, with other leases pending.
One latest addition is Veloce Energy Inc., a Los Angeles-based company that produces modular devices to make electrification easier.
Veloce moved its Colorado location from north Fort Collins into the Forge campus in May. The company employs 12 people locally.
Additionally, E.I. Medical Imaging, a trade name for OrcaWest Holdings Inc., will move into the Forge. E.I. Medical Imaging develops real-time ultrasound devices for use by veterinarians and livestock producers.
Lightning eMotors, which Cumberland and Western first brought to the site, has expanded rapidly, growing from 142,386 square feet when Dokter and his team acquired the property to 250,000 square feet and 260 employees. The company provides commercial electric vehicles for fleets and went public in 2021.
A fleet of vehicles lines the parking lot outside Lightning eMotors' headquarters in Loveland. Lightning occupies 250,000 square feet in the former Hewlett-Packard Co. campus. Christopher Wood/BizWest
Four robot welding machines are being prepared for use in production. Christopher Wood/BizWest
Another van becomes electric under the hands of Leonardo Bautista and Alan Roth. Christopher Wood/BizWest
A line of electric power units awaits installation in commercial vehicles. Christopher Wood/BizWest
Lightning eMotors echnician Monica Self assembles an electric power train, which will take the place of a traditional gasoline or diesel motor in an electric vehicle. Christopher Wood/BizWest
Erika Lopez tests the quality of a newly built high-voltage module. Christopher Wood/BizWest
Assembly technician Eric Pritts installs battery cables into an electric shuttle bus at Lightning eMotors Inc. in Loveland. Christopher Wood/BizWest
Lightning eMotors Inc. wiring team member Hermelinda Vazquez assembles a wiring harness for installation in an electric power train. [In the background is Brandon Taylor, process engineer.] Christopher Wood/BizWest
The Forge thus far has a mix of large clean-tech and other manufacturing companies.
“They’re more complimentary than you would think,” Dokter said of the tenant mix. “That is the whole idea. We want to do more and more mixing and explaining who does what.”
With Vergent Products, Dokter already has two clients within the Forge, with another three potential clients. That cross-pollination can be seen among other tenants as well, he said.
One additional amenity will foster even more interaction: The Forge soon will reopen the old HP cafeteria, bringing a variety of local restaurant and catering companies in to provide a mix of dining options.
Blauvelt stressed the quality of the construction that is attractive for potential manufacturers.
“What you have here are structurally sound buildings with solid floors, with a massive amount of power, a massive amount of heating and cooling water, a good amount of compressed air, infrastructure for process vacuum … and you have a campus that’s just inviting as a workplace,” Blauvelt said.
“This thing has awesome bones,” he added, “and it’s really easy to fit a business into here. It’s not very challenging to fit a complex operation into this space.”
And that 22 acres of roofs? Future plans call for installation of solar panels, further emphasizing the site’s focus on clean technologies.
Stability characterizes Fort Collins site
No city in Northern Colorado has maintained as much of HP’s legacy operations as has Fort Collins, a site that opened in 1978 and employed as many as 3,200 HP workers at its peak.
In fact, HP — both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. — remain prominent employers on the campus, located on the northeast corner of East Harmony and Ziegler roads — with HP Inc. leasing space within Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s two buildings on 71.5 acres.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s operations there employ 800 workers and are varied.
“The Fort Collins site houses a range of business units and functions — from servers to R&D to marketing. It’s a multi-use facility and not dedicated to any specific part of the company,” Adam Bauer, a spokesman for HPE, said in an email to BizWest.
The Fort Collins campus sits on the East Harmony Road corridor, the focal point of a cluster of high-tech companies that includes Broadcom, Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices and others. “Certainly, having other tech players with whom we partner and do business in close proximity helps create an ecosystem that is mutually beneficial,” he said. “That’s true in Fort Collins, Silicon Valley, Houston — everywhere we have a large presence.”
Bauer said that Fort Collins “is an important location for HPE, and again, is host to a range of business units and functions that span the company. It remains one of our biggest employment hubs in the U.S. and is an important part of our history. We do not anticipate any change to Fort Collins’ role in the company at this time. We actually are in the process of renovating the site to accommodate our hybrid, Edge-to-Office working model that arose out of the pandemic.”
HPE leases space to HP Inc., which did not respond to BizWest requests for comment. The city of Fort Collins estimates that HP Inc. employs 1,100 local workers, but that number could not be verified.
HPE in April 2019 sold a building on the Fort Collins campus — at 3420 E. Harmony Road — to an entity owned by McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc. of Loveland for $21 million. Bauer declined to speculate on any plans to sell additional properties.
“We continuously evaluate our real estate portfolio based on a variety of criteria including usage, opportunities for cost optimization, and other factors,” he said. “I can’t speculate on future real estate transactions.”
The McWhinney building is largely vacant, although fully leased. Madwire formerly occupied the third floor and a first-floor gym space, but the company has put the space on the sublease market, although it continues to pay rent.
Additionally, Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has vacated 80,000 square feet within the building. The company had opened a call center in 2016, with plans to house up to 600 employees.
A federal contractor based in Maryland, ASRC, or Arctic Slope Regional Corp., leased 31,000 square feet of the Comcast space in August 2020. The company operates as a contractor to federal intelligence, aerospace and health-care information-technology agencies.
Micro Focus, a spinoff of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, occupies about 16,000 square feet in the building.
Peter Kast, a broker with CBRE who is listing space in the building for sublease, said the campus and other corners of East Harmony and Ziegler roads benefit from infrastructure put in place to serve HP.
“If you look at it from an infrastructure point of view, it’s one of the few places in town that has redundant fiber and redundant fiber, so people like this that have needs for those kinds of things, there’s not that many choices, so in terms of an infrastructure location, it’s great,” he said.
He noted that HPE, HP, Broadcom, Intel, AMD and other high-tech companies in the area capitalize on a concentration of skilled workers.
“The thing that’s so attractive about Fort Collins for these guys is the intellectual capital, the people who do this kind of work, who are trained to handle, whether it’s software or hardware design,” he said. “We’ve got a ton of people who do chip design in this town.”
The biggest player in that space locally is Broadcom, which has continued to invest in its Fort Collins operation. Although the city of Fort Collins estimates that Broadcom employs 1,150 workers locally, the company told BizWest in 2019 that it employed 1,747, including 1,313 employees and 434 contingent workers.
The company, in its most-recent quarterly report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, cited ongoing supply-chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted the importance of the Fort Collins operation.
“We have been, and expect to continue, experiencing some disruption to parts of our global semiconductor supply chain, including procuring necessary components and inputs, such as wafers and substrates, in a timely fashion, with suppliers increasing lead times or placing products on allocation and raising prices,” the company reported, noting shutdowns at key suppliers and service providers around the world.
“Any similar disruption at our Fort Collins, Colorado manufacturing facility would severely impact our ability to manufacture our film bulk acoustic resonator (“FBAR”) products and adversely affect our wireless business,” the company said.
Despite those challenges, Broadcom, HP and related companies remain key components of the Fort Collins economy.
SeonAh Kendall, senior economic manager for the city of Fort Collins, said Hewlett Packard, Broadcom and other companies in the East Harmony Road corridor are “going strong.”
“We are seeing that they’re kind of staying in the area and growing with spinoffs in there as well,” she said. “I do think that it is a critical piece for us in terms of the employment as well as the contributions that the companies as well as employees have in our community.
“There are opportunities for additional growth in those locations,” she added, “and opportunities for a lot of collaboration. I think one of the greatest strengths is that we’re able to retain the talent here. Sometimes, we have seen folks leave AMD and go to Intel, or leave Intel and go to HP and vice versa.”
She noted that companies in the area work closely with Colorado State University, Front Range Community College and the Poudre School District on issues such as talent and retention.
Greeley facility sees different fate
Greeley’s Hewlett-Packard facility was the last to be built, the first to close and the only one to be torn down — at least most of it.
The facility, opened in 1984, focused on scanners, tape drives and other devices, but HP closed the operation in 2003, shifting what was then 800 workers to other locations. About 640 workers were transferred to Fort Collins, with another 165 shifting to Flextronics International Ltd. Flextronics purchased DII Group Inc., which was buying HP’s tape-storage manufacturing business.
HP put the property on the market and seemed to attract widespread interest at first, including for a potential expansion of Aims Community College. But that and other deals fell through, prompting HP to sell the building to a group of local investors. HP sold the 355,000-square-foot property on 157 acres in August 2004 to Boomerang Properties LLC, headed by local investors Bruce Deifik and Jeff Bedingfield, a Greeley attorney. The purchase price was $8 million, far lower than HP’s $14 million asking price.
“Up to this point, HP has not been willing to divide the property or divide the facility,” Bedingfield told the Northern Colorado Business Report, a predecessor to BizWest, in August 2004. “Their desire is to sell everything and let the buyer determine how best to use it.”
Boomerang intended to subdivide the HP building to support perhaps four smaller tenants.
“There’s been a lot of talk that you can’t get big blocks leased, that the best thing is to bulldoze the facility,” Bedingfield said in 2004. “It’s too fine of a facility to begin talking about any kind of changes to that place, other than demising it into large blocks.”
But the new owners also envisioned that surrounding acreage would be transformed into residential neighborhoods, retail centers and office uses.
The project soon was taken over by City Center West LP, a Denver development company affiliated with Westside Investment Partners Inc., which acquired the building and adjacent acreage for $8.36 million in 2007. Some holdings were owned and developed under the umbrella of BV Retail Land Holdings LLP.
City Center West began selling acreage for retail, residential and other uses:
In 2011, the company sold 12 acres to a North Colorado Medical Center/Banner Health entity for $2.34 million. Banner continues to own the vacant land.
In 2014, City Center West launched a commercial development on the northeast corner of 71st Avenue and West 10th Street, eventually adding a Bank of Colorado branch, McDonald’s, Breeze Thru Car Wash and a Les Schwab tire center.
A memory-care facility, Windsong at Northridge, was built along 71st Avenue.
A chunk of the HP building — the cafeteria and events center — was redeveloped into the West Ridge Academy at 6905 Eighth St.
City Center West continues to own residential land on the former HP campus but sold the remaining vacant building and some acreage to LaSalle Investors LLC, a unit of Waltel Cos. Inc. LaSalle demolished the remaining HP building, preparing the site for future development.
But the company faces opposition to plans to rezone the property from Industrial – Low Intensity to Residential – High Density. About 10 neighboring residents voiced opposition to the rezoning request at a June 7 Greeley City Council meeting.
Residents voiced fears that LaSalle planned to build a large apartment complex on the property, which they said could exacerbate existing traffic problems.
Several City Council members also voiced opposition to the R-H zoning, preferring a less-intensive Residential – Medium Density zoning.
“It’s just too intense right now,” Councilman Dale Hall said. “I’m uncomfortable making this R-H. I’m OK with Residential Medium Intensity.”
In the end, LaSalle’s attorney asked that the council continue the discussion to the July 19 City Council meeting.
Greeley’s westward expansion
Why Greeley’s HP facility faced such a different outcome than campuses in Fort Collins and Loveland can be attributed to a variety of factors.
First, the technology sector in Greeley has never developed to the scale of Fort Collins’ or Loveland, which enjoy closer proximity to Colorado State University. Even before HP’s closure, Greeley had seen the departure of home-grown printed-circuit-board manufacturer EFTC Corp., founded in Greeley as Electronic Fab Technology Corp., which left for the north Denver suburbs.
But the greatest factor seems to be the pattern of Greeley’s residential and commercial growth, which has pushed inexorably westward for several decades.
Ben Snow, director of economic health and housing for the city of Greeley, said the area around “the core of the apple,” meaning the HP building, has transformed.
HP’s Greeley facility was once on the city’s outskirts, with little nearby retail and far less residential development.
“When you look at what’s happened over the last 10 years out there, it has sort of defaulted to what I would describe as typical suburban growth,” Snow said, pointing to the King Soopers and other retail development across 10th Street, as well as retail and residential projects on former HP land surrounding the building.
He noted that for years, he and his predecessors in the economic-development community sought to preserve the industrial zoning for the building as a way to balance the city’s housing stock with a solid employment center.
“It just never took,” he said. “We never could get a secondary use in there … At some point, you have to listen to the market signals.”
Although many potential users toured the facility, one obstacle, he said, was that the building had fallen into disrepair.
“Once people went in, because that building essentially had been neglected and abandoned for so long … it was kind of a magnet for that kind of vandalism. There was evidence that people were inside the building at different times.”
“Greeley has tried for 20 years to get some industrial users to reinhabit, to reanimate that building, to no avail,” he said. Additional reading:“HP in Colorado,” Measure (HP’s inhouse publication), November-December, 1982.
Sun, 17 Jul 2022 02:55:00 -0500Christopher Wooden-UStext/htmlhttps://bizwest.com/2022/07/17/hewlett-packard-a-tale-of-three-cities/Killexams : Helmerich & Payne Is Drilling for Lower Share Prices
Helmerich & Payne (HP) is a provider of drilling solutions with operations around the world. A sell-side fundamental analyst has raised their opinion on HP to "buy" from "hold" while another company cut its price target. Confusing.
Let's check the charts and indicators for hopefully a clearer direction.
In the daily bar chart of HP, below, we can see how the shares quickly soared with rising oil prices from December to early June. From the June zenith prices have quickly retreated to break below the 50-day moving average line. Now prices are close to a retest and maybe a break of the rising 200-day moving average line.
The trading volume dried up into the May-June high and has increased during the June-July selloff period. Increasing volume on a decline is not a positive message as traders are voting with their feet, so to speak.
The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line shows weakness from March. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator is bearish.
We are not encouraged by this weekly Japanese candlestick chart of HP, below. Prices are correcting their prior advance and are edging closer to a test of the rising 40-week moving average line.
The weekly OBV line shows weakness the past two months or so. The MACD oscillator has crossed to the downside for a take profit sell signal.
In this daily Point and Figure chart of HP, below, we can see a potential downside price target in the $32 area.
In this weekly Point and Figure chart of HP, below, we can see a price objective in the $21 zone.
Bottom-line strategy: There are a lot of really smart fundamental analysts out there but if the charts do not support their conclusions I go with the charts. HP looks vulnerable to further declines. Avoid the long side of HP.
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Thu, 14 Jul 2022 03:44:00 -0500BRUCE KAMICHentext/htmlhttps://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/helmerich-payne-could-drill-for-lower-prices-on-the-charts-16053195Killexams : You can get a 28-inch 4K monitor for just $200, but grab it before Prime Day ends
Pixels can make all the difference, especially if you have real estate. This HP V28 28-inch 4K monitor has dropped to $200 right now (opens in new tab). This is a monitor that can sell for as much as $380 and more regularly goes for around $280. The price is a ridiculous low. It has never even dropped below $230 before, so this deal likely won't last much longer. Grab it before Prime Day ends just in case.
The specifications for this monitor start with the 3840x2160 resolution on a 28-inch screen, but it also has a standard 60Hz refresh rate and a super fast 1ms response time. I mean, 4K resolution for less than $200 is a bargain. You'll find in most monitors that when you have a high resolution, bumping the refresh rate even a little causes a huge jump in price, so I'm not surprised to see it at the standard 60Hz.
That still doesn't mean it's bad for gaming if you want to use it for that. You get great image quality, and it does have AMD FreeSync tech to help deal with screen tearing during high-action moments. Plus, HP has a Low Blue Light feature to help reduce eye strain during long sessions.
The connectivity options on the back include two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort. You'll also get an adjustable screen that lets you find a good angle.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
Wed, 13 Jul 2022 14:24:00 -0500John Leviteentext/htmlhttps://www.windowscentral.com/accessories/monitors/you-can-get-a-28-inch-4k-monitor-for-just-dollar200-but-grab-it-before-prime-day-endsKillexams : 1 Real Estate Stock to Play the Housing Market, and 2 to Avoid
Housing stocks soared in 2021, benefiting from a competitive real estate market as consumers took advantage of ultralow interest rates.
But the market is rapidly cooling as rising borrowing costs discourage prospective home buyers. Pending home sales were down 13% in June compared with the same period last year, while mortgage purchase applications fell by 24%, according to Redfin.
For potential buyers, a slower market could offer a glimmer of hope. It doesn’t bode as well for stocks that depend on robust housing demand, such as online brokers or home builders.
Analysts are adjusting their calls on stocks in the sector as a result, picking out the potential winners and losers. On Monday, Credit Suisse downgraded KB Home (ticker: KBH ) to Neutral from Outperform. Analyst Dan Oppenheim lowered his target for the stock price to $35 from $42.
“Our Neutral rating reflects our concern that KBH’s strategy remains too optimistic amid the tougher housing market and will result in greater cancellations, higher inventory, and results below consensus expectations,” he wrote.
KB Home sells and builds new homes across the country. In mid-June, the company said it expected to achieve its revenue goals this year even though the housing market was moderating. In a press release, CEO Jeffrey Mezger said that the company’s business model of building homes after they have been ordered would help the company navigate those conditions.
Oppenheim believes that rapid changes in mortgage rates between when an initial contract was signed and when a sale closes could scare off many first-time buyers, prompting them to renege on their offers and hurting KB Home’s profits. He foresees “choppy” conditions over the next several quarters.
The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. KB Home was down 0.9% at $30.35, for a loss of 32% in 2022.
Wedbush analyst Jay McCanless is also predicting a rough few quarters for housing stocks. He downgraded Redfin ( RDFN ) on Monday, rating the stock Neutral, down from Outperform. He cut his price target to $9 from $14. Redfin was down 9% to $8.64 on Monday, for a loss of 77% so far this year.
In his view, the online real estate broker will struggle to navigate the challenging environment. McCanless is especially concerned about Redfin’s new foray into mortgage services, which he called “a poorly timed decision in hindsight.” He believes the segment is likely to lose money for the remainder of the year as house sales slow down. He is also skeptical about the efficiency of Redfin’s operations.
“Redfin consistently lost money during one of the best sales/demand/pricing environments we have ever seen for housing during 2021,” he wrote.
Redfin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The stock was down more than 9% at $8.62 on Monday, bringing its loss so far this year to 78%.
Competitor Zillow Group ( Z ) may be a safer way to bid on real estate amid a volatile market, McCanless wrote. He upgraded the stock to Outperform from Neutral on Monday, and raised his target for the price to $41 from $37.
The company has a strong cash balance sheet after closing out its home-flipping division, McCanless wrote. It could funnel those funds toward initiatives that could help it gain market share in the long run, such as developing its “housing super-app,” he said. McCanless also anticipates that Zillow will consistently repurchase shares over the next six quarters. The stock was down 4% to $33.67 on Monday.
Analyst sentiment has cooled on Zillow, with 35% rating it a Buy, 52% rating it a Hold, and 13% rating it a Sell. But that is still better than Redfin’s ratings. Only 6% of analysts rated it a Buy, while 83% rated it a Hold. Sentiment is more upbeat on KB Home: 71% of analysts rate the stock at Buy, according to FactSet, while 24% have it at Hold. Only 6% consider it a Sell.
Daniel Charles Wilson believes the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were an inside job. The war in Ukraine is “totally scripted” and COVID-19 is “completely fake.” The Boston Marathon bombing? Mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas? “Crisis actors,” he says.
Wilson, a 41-year-old from London, Ontario, has doubts about free elections, vaccines and the Jan. 6 insurrection, too. He accepts little of what has happened in the past 20 years and cheerfully predicts that someday, the internet will make everyone as distrustful as he is.
Sat, 09 Jul 2022 00:35:00 -0500en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Choose-your-reality-Trust-wanes-conspiracy-17294082.php?IPID=Times-Union-HP-nation-world-packageKillexams : Best HP monitors of 2022
Published Jun 20, 2022 1:00 PM
A good computer monitor is an absolute necessity. After all, it’s your window to the world. Everything you do on your computer will happen through your monitor—whether that be work, web surfing, gaming, or streaming content—so it may as well as be as good as you can afford. “Good” here certainly includes size (we all like to have a lot of real estate at our disposal), but it also includes things like refresh rate, contrast, color, ergonomics, and useful extras. In a word, get the biggest and best that your budget and workspace allow. Your digital life will thank you for it. And if you’re in the market for the most bang for your buck, consider the best HP monitors.
There are quite a few monitor manufacturers to choose from. Hewlett-Packard—better known as HP—makes office equipment, computers, and computer peripherals, including a wealth of solid choices for your next monitor. With more than 80 years of experience, this American manufacturer knows what it’s doing and many of the company’s screens are of both high-quality and affordable. One caveat: given HP’s history as a business-focused provider, many of its monitors are aimed at work rather than play, but that’s not to say that the company doesn’t have gamers covered too, as we’ll see in this list.
How we picked the best HP monitors
As a freelance writer and computer-based musician who works from home, I spend a lot of time looking at a monitor. And my monitor of choice happens to be an HP. To arrive at this, I spent a lot of time researching monitors from other companies, as well as those of HP. It seemed the natural choice for my budget and I’ve been nothing but pleased with my purchase. To arrive at the screens on this list, I used a similar selection process, looking at features, specifications, and prices of a number of units, then comparing them to expert analysis from peers, trusted consumer product reviewers, as well as user impressions.
Things to consider when shopping for the best HP monitors
With such a wide variety of monitor types, it can be hard to know where to start. The first thing you’ll want to consider is size. Monitors come in a number of different sizes (measured diagonally across the screen, of course). Bigger is probably better but there’s also the matter of desktop real estate. A small corner desk will require a monitor with very different dimensions than, say, a wide table. You’ll also want to keep in mind how you plan to use your new screen. A monitor geared toward remote work will have a number of features that you may not need if your intended use is for streaming content or gaming. Connectivity is another matter to examine. What kinds of ports do you need? Once you’ve settled this, you’ll find your options narrowing down to a few strong candidates.
What makes up a monitor?
Not every monitor is the same. Even ones of the same screen width could have very different specifications. There’s size, of course, but there’s also resolution. A nice, wide monitor may supply you the space you need but it won’t look good without a high-enough resolution to do it justice. A good resolution will supply you both clarity of image and more space to spread out your work. Another aspect of monitors is refresh rate—how many times per second the display is able to redraw images. This is important when it comes to motion—streaming video and games, especially. For non-gaming monitors, a 60Hz refresh rate is standard but faster rates will supply you smoother results.
Not every monitor is made of the same stuff. There are three main types of display panel used in modern monitors. They are IPS (In-Plane Switching), TN (Twisted Nematic), and VA (Vertical Alignment). They all have different plusses. IPS is the most common and offers a solid balance of features. TN monitors tend to be more affordable and provide a slightly better response time. Lastly, VA monitors excel at contrast and black levels but can lag when it comes to response time.
Resolution refers to how many pixels a monitor can display in terms of width and height. The more pixels crammed into a display, the sharper the image will be. There are resolution standards, with HP often referring to these standards with acronyms. HD (also known as 720p) has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The next up on the list is Full HD, or FHD (also known as 1080p). This has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Continuing up, there’s WUXGA (widescreen ultra extended graphics array) with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Next is QHD (quad high definition) with 2560 x 1440 resolution. This has four times the resolution of standard definition; it’s also sometimes referred to as 2K. After that is Ultra HD (or UHD) with 3840 x 2160 pixels. This is also known as 4K. The current top level is 5K with 5120 x 2880 pixels found in specialty (read very expensive) models, such as Apple’s Studio Display.
There are a number of different kinds of ports that you can find on monitors. The most common is HDMI but there are actually four different HDMI cable types. HDMI standard can handle resolutions up to 1080p; HDMI High Speed is for 4K resolution; HDMI Premium High Speed will work with HDR-enabled devices; and HDMI Ultra High Speed (made to meet the HDMI 2.1 standard) is what you’ll need if you require support for uncompressed 8K video and 48 Gbps bandwidth.
Launched in 2008, DisplayPort is a newer standard and is often used for gaming or video editing. There are three types of DisplayPort cables. DisplayPort 1.2 is for monitors with a resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 (UHD 4K) with a 60Hz refresh rate. DisplayPort 1.3 handles 8K video at a 30Hz refresh rate, while DisplayPort 1.4 is for 8K video at 60Hz and HDR video.
Another connection type is USB-C. For modern machines, this is the preferred way to connect laptops to external monitors. You may also encounter regular USB ports on some monitors as well. Meanwhile, two older types you may see are DVI and VGA.
The best HP monitors: Reviews & Recommendations
Our recommendations for the best HP monitors cover the gamut from business machines to gaming displays, with a number of different sizes and resolutions available, and with prices that range from budget-conscious to high-limit credit card level. There’s also a variety of connectivity on hand. Grab your monitor shopping list and start ticking off those boxes.
You’re not a specialist in any one area. You just need a monitor that will perform well across the board. If this is you, look no further than HP’s Pavilion 32 QHD 32-Inch Display. As the name suggests, it has a 32-inch screen, which is plenty of real estate for whatever you need to do, whether that be work, video editing, gaming or streaming. The QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution and 92 pixels per inch density are acceptable for general home use. With its VA panel type, it’s particularly well-suited to video and photos, with excellent colors and sRGB—Standard Red Green Blue, the main color space used by monitor manufacturers—representation. The casual gamer will enjoy the AMD FreeSync support, which ensures that there’s no image tearing as a result of incompatible frame rates. However, the 60Hz refresh rate could be a turn-off for hardcore gamers (don’t worry, we’ve got you covered later in this list). Plenty of connectivity and a joystick-based navigation system round out the package. At around $250 street, it’s also extremely affordable.
The rise in remote work/schooling has changed many things, including what we need for “the office.” With more and more people working from home, video conferencing has become de rigueur in business. Enter the conferencing monitor, a new category of business monitor that places video meetings front and center. HP’s E27m G4 QHD USB-C Conferencing Monitor is our pick for the best 27-inch monitor for just this reason. With its built-in pop-up 5-megapixel camera, loud stereo speakers, and dual anti-echo microphones, it excels as a conference facilitator. Throw in easily accessible ports including USB-C, regular USB, and even an Ethernet port (and network management function support) plus plenty of swivel and mounting options, and you’re ready to rock and roll in a business-appropriate manner. It’s even Zoom certified. As a monitor, it’s no slouch, either, with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 108 pixels per inch, solid sRGB color results, and a refresh rate of 75Hz. All of these perks come with a price tag (around $550) but, hey, you can always write it off as a business expense.
Why it made the cut: A high contrast ratio and superb color response plus a flexible stand push this HP 24-incher out into the limelight.
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Refresh rate: 75Hz
Ports: HDMI 1.4 (1), DisplayPort 1.2 (1), VGA (1)
Panel type: IPS
Surprising sRGB response
Brightness could be better
When you buy a 24-inch monitor, you can’t expect too much. Higher resolution and fancy extras are par for the course with bigger displays but you’re often forced to take what you can get when space is at a premium. Thankfully, there’s very little to sacrifice with HP’s 24mh FHD Monitor. It’s got an excellent sRGB response for a screen this size, plus a very nice contrast ratio. It even boasts a refresh rate of 75Hz, which is good news for those working with video or playing the occasional MMO. Where it really surprises, though, are the extras. With a DisplayPort 1.2 connector, plus HDMI and VGA, it can be used as a second monitor. You can also adjust the height up to 4 inches and even switch to portrait mode. Two 2-watt speakers complete the package.
There’s something to be said for a big monitor. Whether you’re working with video, gaming, or just need a lot of space to keep many windows open, a large display can be a wonderful thing. HP’s Z43 Monitor has you covered then. With a 42.5-inch screen, there’s lots of wide open space to get lost in. It’s also 4K with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and pixel density of 103 PPI. HP rates the brightness at 350 nits, meaning the screen will stay visible even in bright light, and with sRGB coverage of 96%, your photos and videos will translate to other viewing situations reliably. Plus its gray-to-gray response time of 8ms will ensure little to no ghosting in movies. The 60Hz refresh rate could be better, and height adjustment to go along with the tilt and swivel functions wouldn’t hurt, but if you’re set on an HP to expand on a laptop for video editing setup, the Z43 should be on your list.
When it’s time to get down to work, you need a monitor that will do more than just not get in your way. You want a display that will work with you and hopefully do it in 4K. You’re in luck, as HP’s Z27k G3 4K Display is just that productivity monitor. The specs start with UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution—given that it’s a 27-inch monitor, that puts the pixel density at a luxurious 163 PPI. Higher density means sharper images, and that’s just what you get here, crisp enough even for small text and images. Color is superb, as is contrast, with enough brightness (350 nit) for most situations. The productivity side comes into play with the docking station, with tons of connectivity including USB-C that charges at a hot 100 watts—that is, if you’re using an HP laptop. Otherwise, it’s 65 watts. The stand is suitably ergonomic as well, and the panel can be pivoted to vertical (portrait) mode if need be. While it’s a little on the pricey side compared to other models with similar specs, this display is certainly impressive in all the right places.
HP has built its reputation on business-focused devices and peripherals. You don’t often think of the company when it comes to gaming. That’s changing, though, and HP’s OMEN 27c Monitor is proof of that. A strong gaming monitor at a more than reasonable price, it’s not perfect but it does excel in a few key areas. The first you’ll notice before you even turn it on. With a curvature of 1000R, it draws your field of view naturally into the gameplay, helping to create an immersive experience and avoid repetitive stress on your neck. The other selling point is the refresh rate. At 240Hz (one of our favorite specs for a top-notch gaming monitor) it’s quite zippy, resulting in butter-smooth motion. As with the other HP monitors on this list, the color response is also superb—throw in a high contrast ratio and plenty of brightness, and you’re set for a long night of gaming. It’s not perfect, though. There are occasional visual artifacts as a result of the VA response time, and the display’s HDR implementation could be better, but if gaming is your thing, it could be just the golden ticket.
Why it made the cut: A grip of extras plus solid colors and contrast lift this budget monitor above its price point.
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Refresh rate: 60Hz
Ports: HDMI (1), VGA (1)
Panel type: IPS
Impressive colors for the price
Stereo 2-watt speakers
While there’s a lot to be said for a monitor that can do it all, sometimes all you need is a monitor to show you what’s on your computer screen. Extensive connectivity, gaming extras, web cameras—these are all unnecessary. If this is your concern, or you’re on a budget and just need a monitor that will get the job done, HP’s VH240a Monitor is the one for you. With a 23.8-inch IPS screen and a 60Hz refresh rate, it’s more than capable of handling day-to-day computing tasks. It has HP’s solid color numbers, with a nice, high contrast ratio that’s impressive at the sub-$200 price point. Surprisingly, it also boasts a highly ergonomic stand that can pivot to portrait mode, making it a good candidate for a second screen. It even has stereo speakers, a bonus for a monitor of this price. While it may be lacking in connectivity, it has plenty else to recommend it.
Q: Are HP monitors flicker-free?
We spend a lot of time looking at monitors. That’s why we want to make sure that they’re as easy on the eyes as can be. One issue that some monitors can have is flicker, or extremely rapid cycling of light. This can be visible or invisible but even the invisible kind can be tiring on your eyes. Flicker can be caused by a number of things. For older monitors, the likely culprit is PWM, or pulse width modulation. To reduce the screen’s brightness, PWM turns the monitor’s backlight off and on at a very high rate. This can cause eye strain over long periods of viewing. Thankfully, most modern monitors—including HP monitors—are what is called Flicker-Free, meaning they employ DC (or direct current) modulation to maintain brightness at a constant level.
Q: Are HP monitors made in China?
As with many modern technological products, HP monitors are manufactured in China. The company uses a number of different production outfits in China to manufacture its monitors, including Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd, Qisda, TPV Technology Limited, and Wistron. Other companies that also employ these factories are BOE, AU Optronics Corporation, and LG Display. However, Hewlett-Packard (to use the company’s full name) remains an American company headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
Q: How often should you replace your HP monitor?
There are a number of reasons why you might want to replace your HP monitor. Perhaps you’ve changed the way you work (moving from the office to a remote work situation, for example) and need more of the extras that come with a conferencing monitor. The same could apply to a change in hobby or lifestyle. If you’re devoting increasingly more time to gaming, it makes sense to up your game with a new and full-featured gaming monitor. Or perhaps you’d just like better resolution or a more dense pixel count. These are all valid reasons to replace your monitor. There are also technical limits to displays. HP monitors, like all monitors, have a backlight with a finite lifespan. Once that source of luminescence burns out, you’ll have no choice but to replace your monitor. Other technical issues include monitor burn-in, dead pixels, or even mechanical issues like a bad power supply. All things considered, a monitor should last between five and 10 years.
A final word on selecting the best HP monitors
Hewlett-Packard has been in the business for a long time. The company brings all of that experience to bear on its products, monitors included, so HP’s screens should always be considered when making the decision to buy a new one. While HP does lean toward business-focused screens, there are plenty of other types available, and often at very reasonable prices. With the right research and a category-focused approach, you’ll be able to select the best HP monitor that will hopefully complement your computing needs.
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:08:00 -0500Adam Douglasen-UStext/htmlhttps://www.popsci.com/gear/best-hp-monitors/Killexams : 10 Cheap JDM Cars That Will Soon See Their Prices SkyrocketNo result found, try new keyword!Fun JDMs such as these are some of the last true classics you can still buy for cheap, and they'll inevitably explode in value.Sat, 16 Jul 2022 06:30:12 -0500en-ustext/htmlhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/10-cheap-jdm-cars-that-will-soon-see-their-prices-skyrocket/ar-AAZEtk1Killexams : BC TO PC: How HP toppled Lenovo to reclaim the PC crown during the pandemic years
Ketan Patel, MD, HP India Image: Madhu Kapparath
It was a different era till 2019. The contrast, though, gets most glaring in the computing world. The outsiders label the period as BC—Before Covid—which was typically characterised as an excessively sedate period of growth where ‘old desktops’ struggled in ICUs, and ‘young laptops’ crawled like infants. Ketan Patel tells us what was right, and not-so-right, in the PC (personal computer) world till 2019. He begins with the plusses. “HP has always been a credible brand,” contends the managing director of HP India. The brand, he underlines, had a huge credibility, vast presence and great performance. As far as the overall market was concerned, PC happened to be a stable business, India was looked upon as a promising country, and the American brand, which entered India in 1990, occupied pole position till 2018. “The journey was still credible, not incredible,” says Patel.
On the global front, though, something incredible happened in 2013. Chinese rival Lenovo toppled computing giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to take the global crown. Six years later, in 2019, the dynamics in India reflected the global reality: HP ceded the top billing to Lenovo, which managed to grab 32 percent market share. HP came second with 26.5 percent, followed by Dell at a distant 19.8 percent. Interestingly, a loss in market share happened at a time when the overall market was stagnating. Desktops were becoming a thing of the past, and laptops were yet to become a necessity. This was the not-so-great reality about the Indian market, underlines Patel. The culprit to a large extent was mobile. Unlike most of the countries, where PC became the first device of internet, in India, smartphones played the lead role.
Cut to March 2020. Offices shuttered, schools shut down, supply chain got disrupted and life started revolving around PCs. The BC era was forced to make a sudden transition to a PC (post-covid) world where having a laptop became a must to ensure that one had roti, kapda and makaan. HP made the most of the pandemic tailwinds. To meet a sudden spike in demand and bypass the infrastructure gaps, charter planes full of PCs were flown to the master warehouse in Chennai, from where distribution across the country was undertaken. “We went all out to ensure that life for consumers, retailers and enterprise users didn’t get disrupted,” says Patel.
Airlifting of PCs was not the only heavy lifting done by HP, though. Two months into the pandemic, the computing biggie rolled out over 100 vans across the top 17 cities. The vehicles, Patel shares, were loaded with computing diagnostic equipment, had technicians wearing PPE kits, and the idea was to be accessible to address the repair and servicing needs of the PC users. The company aggressively beefed up its online presence. And lastly, it was nimble enough to roll out a bunch of product innovations and upgrades to the new needs of the users: Quality of camera went up by several notches, additional software was loaded to ensure that the machine worked round-the-clock, eye-safe screen monitors took care of the long visual hours, and audio software was ramped up to kill the surrounding noise. On the business front, a lot of financing options were rolled out for SMEs. The brand also started diversifying from products to a service company by rolling out workplace solutions for a hybrid world. “We used consumer insights to make life better for them,” says Patel, who joined HP in 2005.
There were two ‘incredible’ things, though, that happened simultaneously. Binge watching on mobiles gave way to big screen TVs and, yes, laptops. And demand for gaming PCs skyrocketed. Look at the numbers. In 2018, HP sold 24,978 gaming notebooks from offline channels. The next year, the numbers increased to 45,340. Then came the pandemic. In 2020, HP sold 79,780 units, and the numbers leapfrogged to 1.04 lakh in 2021. For a company which had an estimated under 10 percent of sales coming from online channels till 2019, the numbers grew more than 3x over the next two years, touched a peak of 35 percent and have now settled to around 30 percent. Along with the online uptick, what also expanded was the retail footprint. From 450 exclusive retail stores in 2019, the numbers increased to 600 in 2021. In the first six months of this year, it crossed the 700 mark.
The efforts seems to have paid off. HP toppled Lenovo to reclaim the PC crown in 2020 by grabbing a 28.7 percent market share. Lenovo, which had 21.7 percent in 2020, slipped to the third slot the next year. HP, meanwhile, widened the gap with the second player Dell. Patel, though, reckons that what helped HP reclaim the crown and grow its clout is not only what it did over the last two years. “The brand was always credible,” he says. Staying with the consumers during the hard times, he underlines, made it incredible. “We sold products, but consumers bought trust,” he says, adding that this made a world of difference. Having products that suited all kinds of pockets was also an added edge over rivals. “We had something for everybody, whatever the budget was,” he says.
Industry watchers reckon that HP’s strong presence in all the three categories of PCs—desktops, notebooks and workstations—helped it grow at a faster clip than its rivals. The ability to manage supply well both in the consumer and enterprise segments gave it hefty business during the pandemic years, says Bharath Shenoy, principal analyst (personal computing) at IDC India. Even during the first quarter of 2022, the brand has managed to grow. It shipped over 1.4 million units and continued to lead the overall PC market with a share of 33.8 percent. In fact, HP had its biggest ever consumer quarter in January-March this year as it shipped close to 6.5 lakh units with a share of 33.2 percent. It also had a strong commercial quarter with a share of 34.3 percent. “Strong demand for commercial desktops, a clearance of big backlog orders, and continued demand for its consumer notebooks helped HP clock its biggest quarter ever,” says Shenoy.
Having a strong retail presence and brand stores also helped immensely. Premium devices, which includes gaming laptops, get more traction in offline stores as buyers prefer to touch and feel the device before buying, says Shenoy. Brand stores provided more assurance to the end-users, and staying proactive during the pandemic and aggressively providing consumer support helped it win consumer confidence.
A flurry of global acquisitions also helped the brand to expand its play and reach. In March, HP bought Poly, a leading global provider of workplace collaboration solutions. Poly, the global computing biggie underlined in its media release, will help drive the growth and scale of HP’s peripherals and workforce solutions businesses. Peripherals represent a $110-billion opportunity, is growing by 9 percent annually and are driven by the need for more immersive experiences. Workforce solutions, meanwhile, represent a $120-billion opportunity and are growing at 8 percent annually. As companies invest in digital services to set up, manage and secure more distributed IT ecosystems, Poly’s devices, software and services, combined with HP’s strengths across compute, device management and security would make the company a formidable player in the hybrid solutions’ world, point out industry experts. Another buyout in June 2021— Hyper X, the gaming division of Kingston Technology—would help HP drive growth in personal systems business, where gaming and peripherals are attractive segments.
Back in India, marketing and branding experts reckon that HP’s hyper obsession with customers helped it immensely. From rolling out servicing vans to introducing new features in the products to expanding the retail footprint, the brand stayed with consumers. “It is like Maruti, a trusted brand not only for quality product, but for customer after-sales and service,” says Ashita Aggarwal, marketing professor at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. During the pandemic, most of the laptop players just wanted to sell. HP, on the other hand, was bundling products with trust. “It did magic,” she adds.
But with a waning pandemic and the offline world—schools, colleges and offices—springing back to life, will HP be able to maintain its dream run? Patel stays optimistic. “Though the growth won’t be as heady as over the last year, it won’t go back to the levels before pandemic,” he smiles. The headroom for growth, he underlines, is still massive. As people upgrade their smartphones and move to laptops, the future is promising. And then there are millions who still don’t have laptops. “As the purchasing power increase, sales would follow the path,” he says. Another short-term challenge, though, might be rising inflation.
Patel, for his part, reckons that the journey from credible to incredible would not be a short one. “We are just getting started,” he says.
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Sat, 02 Jul 2022 15:35:00 -0500entext/htmlhttps://www.forbesindia.com/article/take-one-big-story-of-the-day/bc-to-pc-how-hp-toppled-lenovo-to-reclaim-the-pc-crown-during-the-pandemic-years/77719/1Killexams : AC Schnitzer’s 414-HP BMW M240i Closes The Gap On the M2
We’re still a few months out from BMW’s full reveal of the new M2, but AC Schnitzer’s tuning package for the M240i might have a few people wondering if the M-car is worth the wait.
Because by the end of the summer – months before the U.S. gets its M2 allocation – you’ll be able to dip into Schnitzer’s box of tricks and kit a G42 M240i out with 414 hp (420 PS) and a bunch of styling upgrades that’ll snap necks as hard as those extra horses.
That power figure represents a healthy 45 hp increase over the stock M240i, while the torque gains are even better, Schnitzer’s work on the B58 3.0-liter inline six adding 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) for a thumping 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) total. The Aachen-based company doesn’t specify how much faster the auto-only M240i is, but given that Car & Driver recorded an impressive 3.6-seconds to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a stock version, we can be sure that it’s going to be blisteringly rapid.
Those C&D figures were achieved with the xDrive all-wheel transmission, which was the only way you could buy an M240i when it launched last year. But Schnitzer’s engine tune can also be applied to the new rear-wheel drive version of the M240i, which would surely bring the modified car very close to the real M2.
Complementing the power upgrade is a expansive list of other tuning parts including a stainless steel exhaust with carbon tailpipes, a sports suspension kit that lowers the 2-Series by 20-25 mm, plus 19- and 20-in wheels that are pushed to the edge of the wheel arches via a 12 mm spacer kit. Who knows how much the optional aero parts, including a subtle roof spoiler and two cool trunk-lid wings, really Boost the roadholding, but they look damn cool, so we’d have to consider them an essential purchase, along with the extended gearshift paddles.
Schnitzer’s changes sadly don’t include a manual transmission option, though we’re willing to bet the guys there could make it happen if you threw enough money at them. But if you’re happy with two pedals, this modded M240i has serious appeal, particularly since Schnitzer provides a warranty for the engine.
Would you be happy to take Schnizter’s tuned M240i this summer rather than wait six months for an M2? Leave a comment and let us know.
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Singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Edie Brickell sold their New Canaan estate for $10.8 million. According to Zillow, the sale was finalized as of July 1.
Simon and Brickell purchased the home in April 2002 for $16.5 million, according to town property records, marking a $5.7 million loss on its sale. Zillow home details show that the New Canaan home was first put up for sale in 2019 for $13.9 million and was later removed from the market in August 2020. It was placed back on the market in November 2020 for $11.9 million, and by March 2021, the home's price was increased to an even $12 million before selling in July 2022.