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Hewlett Packard (also known as HP) was started in a one car garage by William (Bill) Hewlett and Dave Packard with an initial capital investment of $538 in 1939. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest companies in the technology and IT world, being a major player on par with giants such as IBM, Dell, and Apple.
Through its history, HP has worked in a number of markets, from making electronic test equipment, computer servers, calculators, printers, fax machines, computers, as well as today’s version that still functions in many of those areas.
In recent years, HP has grown through a series of mergers, having purchased Appolo and Convex Computer in 1989 and 1995 respectively, as well as Compaq in 2002 and Electronic Data Systems in 2008, 3com in 2009, and Palm in 2010.
Hewlett Packard had revenue of $127 billion and net income of 7 billion in 2011.
The HP 2140 Fax Machine is a home or personal model of fax machine based on inkjet technology. With document feeder, as well as the ability to remember frequent faxes and enough memory to store up to 200 pages, the HP 2140 is a good starting place for a home based plain paper fax machine.
The HP 640 is a step above the 2140 – offering many of the same basics as the 2140, it offers enhancement such as the ability to print 33% faster, more paper capacity, and a different color scheme.
HP 1040 & 1050 Fax Series
The HP 1040 and 1050 Fax Series were recently recalled by HP due to a potential fire hazard.
We are currently waiting for a replacement model or update from HP for this market segment.
For more information on this recall, please see “HP Recalls 1040 and 1050 Fax Machines due to Fire Hazard.”