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Acer CEO Resigns, Layoffs Announced Acer CEO Resigns, Layoffs Announced

Acer is one of the top worldwide PC brands, but that hasn’t insulated the company from the recent downturn in the PC market caused by the growth of mobile technologies. Acer this week announced major changes to its executive structure …

PC Sales Could Pick Up Again, Say Analysts PC Sales Could Pick Up Again, Say Analysts

Following a disappointing holiday season, PC sales have been on the decline for the first half of 2013. Even the release of a new Windows operating system wasn’t enough to buoy sales of traditional PCs. The prevailing opinion is that …

Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst
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Though today’s commercial shows a fun and highly usable experience, much criticism has been hurled toward Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. As a tablet interface, the OS does look very well-designed. Add a mouse and keyboard, however, and the …

PC Market To See Positive Growth In Q4
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Global PC shipments are on track to reach 274 million units in 2009, a 6 percent decrease from 2008 shipments of 292 million, according to Gartner.

Despite the overall decline, Gartner now expects the PC market to post positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2009, setting the stage for a solid market recovery in 2010 with a forecast of growth of 10.3 percent.

PC Shipments Increase 16%

Global PC shipments are estimated to rise by 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. After a slow second half of 2006, with growth hitting a low of 7 percent in the fourth quarter, growth has increased steadily in 2007 and the annual growth rate is expected to reach 14 percent up from 10 percent in 2006.