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HP to launch "Let's Do Amazing" ad campaign this weekend

By Matthew
Mar 11, 2010
  1. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 846   +11

    I don't really have anything against HP or for them. First windows computer we had was an HP and it did ok. would have probably lasted longer, but I was young and stupid and didn't think to clean the dust outa it.........yah.....

    As far as printers go, I think HP makes decent printers. Definitely take an HP printer over an Dell, Lexmark or Epson.
     
  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,355   +402

    Yeah boy, listening to a rapper and a comedienne is just going to make me want to run right out and buy an HP! :p
     
  3. sb043

    sb043 TS Rookie

    I am in the market for a laptop and haven't even considered HP. . .only because I haven't seen anything that makes their product stand out. They might do well to show me why they are the better manufacturer, how the product performs, is durable, etc. Also agree that perhaps they could have used some of the ad money to offer rebates or incentives. I'm ready to buy. But they need to convince me why I should buy their product over the others.
     
  4. rajmond

    rajmond TS Rookie Posts: 45

    They gained success in 2009 to become the first in selling computers. And with this campaign I think that they want to continue with no. 1 in the list!
     
  5. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    That's not even a sentence. STOP THE TRENDY GRAMMATICAL LITTERING!!! "Let's Do Something Amazing", "Let's Do Amazingly", or even "Do Something Amazingly Let Us" are better!

    Also, this sounds too much like Microsoft's "The Wow Starts Now" campaign.
     
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 911   +22

    HP makes reliable computers. However, I recommend Brother printers. HP printer drivers are usually full of bloatware and are often >300M downloads, and half hour installs. My brother's wife bought an HP printer in 2005, and after all that downloading and installing its scanner doesn't even support Vista let alone WIndows 7. She has to scan to a memory card and then read it in on her laptop. Luckily, the laptop (HP, by the way) had a memory card reader. She paid $300 for that all in one. I paid $100 for my Brother all in one and the ink costs half as much, and it's not even a laser printer. I bought my Brother printer the same year (2005), and I believe it supports all functions in Windows 7 EVEN OVER THE NETWORK. When I temporarily had my macbook pro, the Brother printer supported that as well OVER THE NETWORK. Three cheers to Brother for a well supported, flawless product, and cheers as well to my brother.
     
  7. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +9

    Unless HP improved their customer service and product quality, I won't be buying one any time soon unless absolute necessary.

    Bought a desktop, bad customer service.

    Bought a laptop, mb failed months after purchase due to faulty video card overheating the laptop and frying the motherboard...received a "fixed" laptop with an underclocked video card and a fan that runs higher.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,811   +921

    Actually it sounds more like a quote from "Zaphod Beeblebrox" in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Blah, blah....[ ]...."amazingly amazing", look it up.
    This works only if you get "Yoda" as your "spokesmodel".

    BTW, IMO this isn't a sentence either;
    I would think it needs an object, or otherwise must resign itself to being only a phrase forever.
     
  9. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +87

    Im not a big HP fan... I like their servers (ProLiant esp) and their laptops and printers are just ok. The printers have low quality prints and their JetDirect cards are not reliable. And their laptops have too many models and some are not well built. I sort of hope that they take a page from Apple's playbook and only invest in making models of good quality and not a model at every price point.
     
  10. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I wonder how far $40 million would go if they put it in USA tech support. Have you ever spent a day chatting to India? Simple problems turn into nightmares. If you can't Google an answer to your problem it is often LESS frustrating to backup data and recovery the OS.

    Hey HP! Put a system disk in the box! Word will get out and sales will skyrocket.
     
  11. Hp was dead last in reliability for their laptops in a recent survey. They would do better to spend 40 million to improve quality than to piss it up against the wall making commercials. I own a Hp laptop that is about 1.5 years old. It's still going but part of the reason is I almost never use it. A friend of mine spent $1500 3 years ago on a hp and the screen is already coming apart. They had a recall on the laptop but my friend didn't hear about it till it was all over. A call to a tech rep in India didn't help one bit. "We're very sorry sir but you are two weeks past the last date on the recall." My friend said he would never buy Hp again. I suspect I won't either. Hear that HP? **** on your customers and you get no return customers.
     
     
  12. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    another strategy to remain at the top! i think acer ( which is also a very good company ) should also develop such techniques to interact the attention of more and more people!
    btw i LOVE HP!
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,811   +921

    Will all this Madison Avenue BS help anybody to get their work done? Or do I have to call "Derek" in New Delhi for that? Never mind!
     
  14. AimHigh99

    AimHigh99 TS Rookie

    I think HP should focus more on quality control. I bought a HP laptop several years ago, then it was the worst experience I have ever had. There were problems with the jumpy cursor, multi-taskings, sound card, overheating, etc. After that, I don't think I will ever buy another HP again.
     
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