Both companies have been office equipment mainstays.
And no, scientists won't be able to use them to peruse Facebook.
Why does a little-known British company think its worth that much?
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is selling off its services arm.
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The $24.4 billion Dell buyout prompts reports of other tech investment deals, including a possible break-up of Hewlett-Packard. In November, HP CEO Meg Whitman said she'd "be very surprised" if HP wasn't an independent company in five years.