All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘notebooks’

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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Samsung Notebook Orders Down, Apple Shipping Fewer MacBooks

The PC industry has hit hard times as the tablet and smartphone markets have begun to eat away at PC sales. This is especially true for notebooks, though manufacturers are trying desperately to compete with features such as touchscreens. The segment’s downturn has affected even the largest manufacturers. A DigiTimes report today shows that even Samsung and Apple are not …

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Notebook Component Makers Reportedly Paying Cloud Costs

As the tablet market continues to grow, notebook manufacturers have begun to feel the pinch. Notebook shipments are down worldwide, and margins on the devices are becoming very thin. To shore up profits it now appears that some notebook manufacturers are pushing off some costs to their component manufacturers. DigiTimes today reported that “some” notebook manufacturers have pushed off costs …

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Notebook Shipments Down Yet Another Quarter

Though there was some hope for the segment following a small shipment rise during the back-to-school weeks, the notebook market is still contracting. Market research firm IHS today released a report showing that worldwide notebook shipments during the third quarter of 2013 are down yet again. The report does show that notebook shipments increased slightly (6%) from the second quarter …

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Even More Touchscreen Notebooks are Coming Next Year

PC manufacturers, seeing the success of smartphones and tablets, have begun assuming that consumers must want to interact in the same way with their notebook screens. Microsoft even designed much of its Windows 8 user interface around the concept. Of course, the demand for touchscreen notebook PCs has been, to put it mildly, underwhelming. Some manufacturers would blame the failure …

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MacBook Shipments Predicted to Drop This Year

For the entire year, PC shipments have been down year-on-year. Though sales are expected to pick up this holiday season, the quickly-rising tablet market is taking a large bite out of traditional PC sales. Though Microsoft’s improved Windows 8.1 OS and the death of Windows XP are expected to help drive enterprise hardware sales, the consumer market still seems set …

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New Notebooks Running Windows 8.1 Are Incoming

Last year, PC manufacturers suffered a tough holiday quarter. The tablet market had matured enough that it was taking a bite out of PC sales, and particularly sales of notebooks. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was supposed to help with upgrade sales, but the software’s new design did not widely appeal to consumers who have spent years learning the …

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Touchscreen Panel Shipments Drop Amid Poor Notebook Sales

With the tablet market now booming, PC manufacturers are scrambling to find a way to make notebook PCs more relevant again. One of the ways companies are doing that is to put touchscreen panels onto notebooks, taking advantage of the new user interface in Windows 8. Unfortunately for manufacturers, notebooks don’t seem to be the form-factor that customers are looking …

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Samsung Slashes Notebook Orders Ahead of the Holidays

For over one year now, the PC market has seen falling shipment numbers, accompanying lowered demand for both desktop and notebook PCs. The rise of low-cost tablets and the failure of Windows 8 helped contribute to the market slowdown. Though PC shipments were expected to pick up during the back-to-school season, it now appears that manufacturers do not foresee a …

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Notebook Display Orders Drop Drastically as Summer Ends

The world’s largest notebook manufacturer, HP, is now expected to ship fewer than 21 million notebook PCs in 2014. As even HP’s shipment numbers drop, the entire notebook industry is poised for contraction in the face of a burgeoning tablet market and the consumer apathy surrounding Windows 8. Now, it seems that notebook manufacturers themselves are already anticipating slow sales …

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HP Reportedly Shipping Fewer Than 21M Notebooks Next Year

The traditional PC market, which includes notebook-style laptops, is in trouble. Sales of PCs have been falling for over one year now, thanks to the rise of the tablet market and the failure of Windows 8. Even HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world, can see which way the wind is blowing. DigiTimes today reported that HP will ship …

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Notebook Shipments Picked Up in August

For over one year now, PC shipments have been on the decline. The rise of the tablet market and the failure of Windows 8 contributed to slow holiday 2012 sales and dismal quarters in the first half of 2013. Today a tiny bit of good news hit the traditional PC market, with notebook shipments shown to be on the rise. …

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Summer Notebook Shipments Still Slow

Notebook shipments took a dive during the first half of the year, following a disappointing holiday season in 2012. Analysts and industry watchers blamed the rising tablet market, the lukewarm reception of Windows 8, and consumer aversion to touchscreen notebooks for steadily dropping shipment numbers. Recent predictions, however, saw smaller, cheaper notebooks and Windows 8.1 helping to drive notebook sales …

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HP Out-Shipping Lenovo Notebooks For the Year

When this year’s second quarter financial results began to roll in, it became clear that PC shipments, including notebooks, were down for yet another quarter. The only company not largely affected seemed to be Lenovo, which overtook HP as the world’s top notebook manufacturer. Lenovo’s shipments dropped only 0.6% year-over-year, while HP saw a 4.8% notebook shipment decline in the …

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HP Predicted to Retake Notebook Lead From Lenovo

The second quarter of 2013 was a bust for PC manufacturers. Shipments of desktop and notebook computers were down nearly 11% from the second quarter of 2012. Only Lenovo was able to weather the waning market, raising shipments year-over-year by 19.7% and overtaking HP as the world’s top PC manufacturer. Now it appears that HP is poised to take its …

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LCD Panel Demand Weakening, Says Analyst

Tech manufacturers are now gearing up for production runs of fall and holiday product launches. Those plans, however, have not translated to high demand for large-sized LCD panels, defined as those 7-inches or larger. Analyst firm IHS is now estimating that the supply of large-sized LCD panels will exceed demant by 15.9% from July to September. The oversupply is predicted …

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Smaller Notebook Shipments on the Rise

The traditional PC market is in decline. That much is clear after a disappointing holiday season in 2012, PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 fell even harder. As smartphone and tablet manufacturers continue to expand into developing markets, the demand for PCs and notebook computers has fallen, as reflected in shipment numbers for the latest quarter. A new …

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New Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Coming July 28

In April, Samsung re-branded all of its notebooks and Windows 8 under the ATIV brand. Samsung “Series” notebooks are now ATIV Books, with numerical designations. Of these notebooks, the ATIV Book 9 is the current flagship hardware. This week, Samsung announced that an new “Lite” version of the ATIV Book 9 will be coming on July 28. The ATIV Book …

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Laptop Shipments Fell Hard in Q1 2013

Though PC manufacturers are expecting to make up ground in the third quarter of 2013, it’s clear that they’ve taken a massive hit in the first half of the fiscal year. Market research firm IHS this week released a report showing that notebook computer shipments have hit their lowest level in three years. From January to March, laptop shipments were …

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