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Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto

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3.3/5 based on 85 reviews on the web
The Hewlett-Packard Company was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It developed and provided a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William "Bill" Redington Hewlett and David "Dave" Packard starting with a line of electronic test equipment. HP was the world's leading PC manufacturer from 2007 to Q2 2013, after which Lenovo remained ranked ahead of HP. It specialized in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines included personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP marketed its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also had services and consulting business around its products and partner products.
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  • Interesting location especially if you have the possibility to go into the garage and the house where Hewlett and Packard founded HPand started silicon valley 
  • Personally not had much interest, but we are approaching that my partner made the photo since it is computer. It is out of the car, see, and make the photo. It does not reach 5 minutes but that day I remember the face of happiness that I had to be in historical sites related to technology and computing. It is located in a beautiful suburb of Palo Alto
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  • The starting point for Silicon Valley and very interesting site. You can't go in unless you have a guide on the spot, and for that you need to be invited by Hewlett Packard Enterprise which is in itself extremely difficult and not a tourist can do. Even if you can't get into, it's worth a visit and gain perspective on how evolution actually has gone from the garage works to a large global companies
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  • Best garage I've seen all week. Too bad there was no gift shop, I need more fridge magnets.
  • It's just a plaque and a private house. Not much to see.
  • It's only an information board, but it's worth a visit.
  • Birthplace of "Silicon Valley", the place is very well maintained, you should visit here if you're interested with the history of Silicon Valley.
  • Seeing one of the garages the led to where we are today with technology is worth the quick drive by if you are in the area.
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