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What is your message to the board as you deal with a host of issues in terms of making sure the business is stronger and more vibrant as it is spun off?
Speed and clarity. That is the biggest message that we have talked about. Provide as much clarity publicly as we can, provide as much support publicly for all pieces of HP. I think that the board is very well aware of the success that we have had and frankly I think very confident of the success we will have.
A lot of this [talk] is about what has happened in the past. What I am focused on is what is going to happen in the future. We didn't become number one worrying about what has happened in the past.
We became number one by focusing on what our strengths were. How do we build this great partner set of relationships that we have? How do we build on a legacy of innovation that matters to customers? How do we focus together on profitable growth. What are the combination of sacrifices that we'll make to go win in the market for the long term? And there is nothing about that that has changed.
I know you can't guarantee how fast a PSG spinoff can happen. But can you characterize how fast you would like to see this happen? There is a perception that this could take a long time. And it sounds to me like you are saying don't underestimate how quick HP can do this.
Look, there are lots of third parties that have to be involved in the process and approval, and lots of things with regulators and securities laws. What I can tell you is we will do it as quickly as we can. And no matter what the timing is our support for growing our business is unscathed, is unflappable.
You know the PSG balance sheet better than anybody. Talk about how strong the company will be from a balance sheet perspective post PC spinoff.
I am going to give you the fundamental basics: Fortune 60 company over $40 billion in revenue, over $2 billion in operating profit. That is a very viable business that will grow very aggressively.
Talk about the Touchpad business. How viable is the Tablet business in your view? You see these Touchpads flying off the shelf at $99.
I think tablets will be a segment of the personal computer business. I think we will look at it from a solution perspective. I think at the same time soon, say end of this year or the beginning of next year, the ultra-thin notebook is going to get some real legs to it.
I think people are going to have very viable choices. Again when we go from the perspective of creation and consumption, an ultra-thin [notebook] with 17-18 millimeter Z height, super vibrant screen, and thin keyboard is a pretty compelling solution.
It is interesting when you look at tablets broadly; what do you think are the first two things that people buy when they buy a tablet? It is cover and keyboard.