HP is continuing to send out mixed messages over the future of its PC business, with a fresh claim that selling off the division remains its preferred option.
The company shocked the industry earlier this month when it announced plans to sell or spin-off its Personal Systems Group, but the company appeared to back track last week, with one UK executive claiming HP was "committed to creating and supporting great products".
Now, the company says it's working out the implications of separating PCs from the rest of its business and still expects a separation within 18 months.
"We prefer a spin-off as a separate company and the working hypotheses is that a spin-off will be in the best interests of HP's shareholders, customers and employees," a HP spokeswoman told the Reuters news agency.
"However, we have to complete the diligence process and validate this assumption, including fully understanding the dis-synergies in separating the PSG business from HP."
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk