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Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

By Sean Patterson April 10, 2014

Windows XP is now officially dead. Earlier this week Microsoft officially ended support for the OS, which had become one of the most popular in history. PC manufacturers had hoped that the death of XP would fuel sales of new …

PC Market in Europe Declined During the Holidays PC Market in Europe Declined During the Holidays

It is quickly becoming clear that the PC market may never recover from the growth of tablet computing. For many consecutive quarters now shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs have been declining throughout the world. Today market research firm …

Ultra-Portable Notebook Segment Still Growing 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 …

Notebook Shipment Estimates Slashed For 2014 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 …

Samsung Revises Down Notebook Shipment Estimates 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 …

U.S. PC Market May Have “Bottomed Out,” Says Analyst U.S. PC Market May Have “Bottomed Out,” Says Analyst

For around two years now, the PC market has been in decline. Quarter after quarter PC manufacturers have, as a whole, reported lower shipments and decreasing sales. During the final holiday quarter of 2013 PC shipments once again declined as …

PC Shipments Continued to Decline Over the Holidays PC Shipments Continued to Decline Over the Holidays

It’s a brand new year, but the story is largely the same for PC manufacturers. Much like last year, PC shipments continued to decline during the all-important holiday sales quarter. Market research firm IDC this week released its PC shipment …

Device Sales Forecast to Hit 2.5 Billion This Year Device Sales Forecast to Hit 2.5 Billion This Year

With IT spending once again on the rise, tech manufacturers are optimistic about their device sales in the coming year. Market research firm Gartner today estimated that shipments of devices including PCs, Tablets, and Phones will reach more than 2.47 …

Notebook Shipments Dropped During The Holiday Season 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 …

Consumer Computer Sales Up 25% in 2013 Consumer Computer Sales Up 25% in 2013
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Throughout the past few years, the tech industry has watched as consumers bought fewer PCs each year. Shipments of PCs and notebooks have been declining for several consecutive quarters now. Consumers have not been lured in by new PC hardware …

Touchscreen Notebooks Are PC Makers’ Next Gambit 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 …

Tablet Shipments Beat Out Mobile PCs This Year Tablet Shipments Beat Out Mobile PCs This Year

The PC market is declining rapidly, and it is easy to see why. With no compelling reason to upgrade PC hardware, consumers are turning to mobile devices such as tablets for more of their media consumption needs. More proof of …

PC Shipments to Continue Falling Fast PC Shipments to Continue Falling Fast

With iPads firmly at the top of this year’s Black Friday most-wanted lists, PC manufacturers can only look on as the traditional segment continues to contract. PC shipments have been falling for several consecutive quarters and the declines don’t show …

Touchscreen Notebook Adoption Slowly Rising Touchscreen Notebook Adoption Slowly Rising
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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 …

European PC Market Still in Decline European PC Market Still in Decline

Though global declines in the PC market could have been worse during the third quarter, shipment numbers are still falling quickly. This is especially true in established markets, where tablets have eaten into PC sales for the past two years. …

Notebook Shipments Down Yet Another Quarter 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 …

Even More Touchscreen Notebooks are Coming Next Year Even More Touchscreen Notebooks are Coming Next Year
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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 …