The cause of death was determined to be a completely fucked up motherboard. She had been suffering through many months of the "black screen of death" problem as well as general failure of the built-in wireless modem.
HP was born in a factory in Xiamen, China. Through rigorous and complicated shipping routes and international trade laws, she arrived in Houston, Texas and later was shipped to Boston, Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter, she was used primarily for assisting puzzlemaker Brendan Emmett Quigley with his books and award-winning blog.
"She showed such courage up to the end," Quigley said in a released statement. "I really thought she was going to pull through.
"I'm glad I was able to rerun an old puzzle we made together from the old Time Out New York days to go along with this obit. It's a nice send off, I think."
HP is survived by a sister-in-law, Lenovo T61.
In lieu of flowers, Quigley asks that you donate money to the tip jar, share the puzzle, and look for a new puzzle on Friday.