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Hewlett-Packard’s PC Unit May Lure Lenovo, Samsung as Bidders

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plans to unload its personal-computer business, the world’s biggest, may attract China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. as suitors, analysts said.

Lenovo, the Chinese company that bought International Business Machines Corp.’s PC business in 2005, would be a leading candidate, analysts at technology research firms Ovum Ltd. and IDC said. Samsung may also be interested because the purchase may complement its geographic and product mix, said Carter Lusher, a researcher at Ovum.