Updated: 02/04/2024 by Computer Hope
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Founded on January 1, 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard, HP (Hewlett-Packard) is one of the world's largest computer and peripheral manufacturers. They are also a foremost producer of test and measurement instruments.

Contact information

Support: (800) 474-6836
HP Touchsmart phone: (800) 408-5408
Compaq Presario phone: (800) 652-6672
Fax: None or unknown
TDD/TTY: (877) 656-7058
Website: Hewlett-Packard official website
FTP: Hewlett-Packard official FTP site
Contact: HP contact page
Address: Hewlett-Packard Company
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185 USA
Stock: HPQ

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Company news

February 24, 2021 - Hewlett-Packard announced it was buying the gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million.

November 1, 2015 - Hewlett-Packard announced that it would split its company into different companies on November 1, 2015. The PC hardware, printers, and consumer products company would be known as HP Inc., and the company handling servers, software, and services will be known as HP Enterprise.

April 28, 2010 - Hewlett Packard bought Palm for $1.2 billion or $5.70 a share.

September 28, 2006 - HP announced its plans to purchase the PC maker VoodooPC.

January 2, 2002 - Hewlett Packard decided after several years to no longer offer the Apollo printer line.

September 11, 2001 - Hewlett Packard acquired Indigo.

September 06, 2001 - Hewlett Packard announced it would buy Compaq.

December 2000 - HP celebrated the shipment of the 50 millionth LaserJet printer.

July 10, 1996 - Hewlett Packard announced it would no longer be manufacturing hard drives.

May 1984 - The first desktop laser printer, the HP LaserJet, was introduced in May 1984 for $3,500. The printer popularized laser printers by making them more affordable.

1980 - The HP 2680A was the first laser printer introduced by HP in 1980. The printer was for office use with a price of about $100,000.

1972 - The HP 9866A, the first dot matrix printer from HP is introduced.

1968 - Hewlett Packard began marketing the first mass-marketed PC, the HP 9100A.

1966 - Hewlett Packard released its first general computer, the "HP-2115."

1958 - Hewlett-Packard got into the plotter and printing business after making its first acquisition and acquiring FL Moseley Company.

1938 - Hewlett Packard released its first product, the HP 200A.