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Apple Reportedly Retiring Older MacBook Pro

Last October Apple unveiled its latest MacBook Pro line. The newer laptops feature “Retina” displays and are thinner, lighter, more powerful, and all-around better than previous models. It’s no surprise, then, that DigiTimes is reporting Apple will be ceasing production on its 13-inch non-Retina display MacBook Pro sometime during the second half of 2014. The report’s unnamed “Taiwan-based supply chain …

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Even the Mobile PC Market is Languishing

It’s well-known that the overall PC market is in a downward spiral. Quarter after quarter shipments of PCs have been falling as consumer turn toward lower-priced tablets for their basic computing needs. Even notebook PCs have seen sales drop over the past two years. Market research firm IHS today issued a report showing that mobile PCs – that is to …

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Ultra-Portable Notebook Segment Still Growing

Today has been a big day for notebook industry reveals, though much of the news was particularly surprising. Samsung is said to be significantly lowering its notebook shipment estimates for 2014 and nearly abandoning the notebook sector altogether, with the exception of Chromebooks in the far future. Samsung’s outlook is a subset of the notebook industry as a whole, as …

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Notebook Shipment Estimates Slashed For 2014

As mobile devices (especially tablets) have become more popular in recent years, sales of low-cost mobile devices have eaten into the sales of traditional PCs. This has been especially true for notebooks, as low-cost tablets have made more expensive notebooks seem unnecessary for consumers who do not need the full functionality of a PC. Today market research firm NPD released …

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Samsung Revises Down Notebook Shipment Estimates

The traditional PC market is taking a big hit from the rise of tablets and other inexpensive mobile devices. Desktop computers are certainly feeling the pinch, but notebooks may be the category most at risk from ultra-portable devices. Notebook shipments worldwide have been dropping for several consecutive quarters, including this past holiday season. The only categories of notebook PC seen …

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CES 2014: Toshiba Announces 4K Display Notebooks

As the notebook segment’s decline has continued, PC manufacturers are now turning toward a handful of features that they hope will lure consumers away from popular bargain-priced tablets. One of these features is an ultra HD display, which could let users view and work with 4K content for a fraction of the price of current ultra HD TV sets. At …

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Are Chromebooks The Machines Businesses Want?

Are Chromebooks the right choice of computer for businesses? Google certainly thinks so. The company’s rivals (namely Microsoft) obviously disagree. Either way, recent data indicates that the light, low-cost machines are gaining significant ground in the B2B space, not to mention among consumers. Are Chromebooks ideal for business? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments. The NPD …

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Chromebooks Prove Popular, More Coming in 2014

PC and notebook sales dropped yet again in December, falling 11% from November, which had already seen a 12% drop from October. These drops during the holiday quarter show just how aggressively tablets are now eating into PC sales. There is, however, one small segment of the notebook market that saw remarkable growth during the holiday months. Chromebooks led the …

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Notebook Shipments Dropped During The Holiday Season

Throughout 2013 notebook manufacturers saw weakening demand for notebooks. Heading into the holiday season, however, there was still some optimism that a combination of Microsoft’s improved Windows 8.1 OS and new product features (touchscreens chief among them) would propel holiday sales of notebooks. Now it seems that the tablet market is still taking a big bite out of notebook sales, …

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Tablet Touch Panel Shipments to Slow Next Year

The tablet industry is only a few years old and is still growing fast. The segment has even managed to eat in to traditional PC sales, sending manufacturers scrambling for ways to make desktops and notebooks new again with features such as touchscreens. Though the trend of touchscreen notebooks hasn’t yet resonated with consumers, manufacturers are betting big on the …

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Touchscreen Notebooks Are PC Makers’ Next Gambit

As the tablet market has taken off in the past three years, PC makers have seen their sales decline quarter after quarter. Notebook shipments have been particularly affected, with tablets now out-shipping all mobile PCs. To combat slowing sales PC manufacturers are now turning toward several new technologies that they hope will entice customers. Convertible tablet/notebook devices are on the …

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Touchscreen Notebook Adoption Slowly Rising

With the notebook market following the PC market toward lower shipments worldwide, manufacturers are now searching for new ways to entice customers back from tablets. One of the most obvious and ham-fisted ways manufacturers have done this is to ad their own touchscreen displays to notebooks. Though the usefulness of such displays could be disputed, manufacturers are still sticking with …

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