Nikkei: Cheaper not always better, HP moving notebook production to Japan from China

TOKYO (TR) – Hewlett-Packard Japan said it plans to move its consumer notebook computer production from China to Japan to better serve the domestic market and improve quality, according to the Nikkei.

HP hopes to cut delivery times of its notebook computer to five days and increase its share of the domestic market, the Nikkei said. Currently, it takes two weeks to deliver HP’s consumer notebooks from China once ordered, the news service reported.

HP expects the move will lead to fewer defects due to the shorter shipping distances, the Nikkei said.

The computer maker unveiled three new models on Friday, including the new HP Pavilion dv6-6b00 entertainment notebook. Corporate sales make up the bulk of HP Japan’s domestic business.

Source: Nikkei

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