Game On for HP

With the Blackbird 002, Hewlett-Packard moves to counter rival computer maker Dell in the gaming machine segment

In the business for personal computers aimed at bleeding-edge gamers, it's not unusual for CEOs to trash-talk each other in public over who has the better machine. But since the two leading boutiques in the hard-core gaming business are now part of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (DELL), the discourse, such as it is, has been a little more civilized. But imagine what Mark Hurd and Michael Dell could be saying to each other now that HP is launching a new gaming machine aimed squarely at Dell.

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