All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PCs’

Tech Shipments Growing, Despite Languishing PC Market

With many parts of the worldwide economy still struggling to recover from the recent economic recession, the tech industry still appears resilient enough to weather just about any market fluctuations. Market research firm Gartner today released a new report showing that shipments of tech products are still continuing to rise. The report predicts that shipments of PCs (including “ultramobile” PCs), …

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Even More Hybrid Tablets Are on the Way

The PC market is still in decline, though the bottom of the market may now be in sight. At the same time, the tablet market is still going strong, growing nearly every quarter at a rapid pace. Given these realities, it isn’t surprising that PC manufacturers are now turning to hybrid PC/tablet devices to boost their notebook segments. The only …

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More Chrome OS All-in-Ones Coming This Year

The PC market is contracting after the surge of mobile devices in recent years has made desktop and even notebook computers look expensive and old-fashioned. In addition to ultramobile notebooks, one of the only PC categories still growing is, oddly enough, Chromebooks. Now it seems that larger PC manufacturers will be doubling down on Chrome OS with new all-in-one PCs. …

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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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Dell Layoffs Confirmed; Numbers Smaller than Rumored

Earlier last month, reports leaked stating that Dell was preparing to layoff a massive amount of its workers worldwide. The Register, a British technology website, stated on January 9th that Dell would layoff 20% of its U.S.-based sales members, while also relieving 30% of its sales and marketing staff in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. These numbers would mean …

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Ultra HD PC Monitor Market Seen Rising

Ultra HD TV sets were the main attraction at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. TV manufacturers are hoping that higher resolutions can entice consumers who were so apathetic about 3D over the past two years and prices for ultra HD TV sets are set to fall quickly. As a side effect of this 4K TV and content craze, desktop PC …

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HP Unveils New Hybrid Tablet/Notebook

HP has recently shifted its business to focus more on its enterprise software and security offerings but the company still has its foot firmly planted in the PC hardware business. HP is now neck-and-neck with Lenovo for the title of largest notebook brand. HP today unveiled two new notebooks, one of which is the type of tablet/notebook hybrid devices that …

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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 consumers moved toward inexpensive tablets and other mobile devices. Only Chromebooks seem to have caught on with consumers, leaving a …

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Chomebooks, 2-in-1s to Lead PC Industry in 2014

The traditional PC industry has been in decline for over two years now, with mobile devices such as tablets eating into sales of desktops and notebooks. PC shipments during last year’s holiday quarter continued to decline, and overall PC shipments were down 10% in 2013. To turn sales around, PC manufacturers have tried a variety of gimmicks in the past …

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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 estimates for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the industry has declined, as expected. The firm estimates that PC shipments …

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Razer’s Project Christine Brings Modular Design To The PC

Computers are hard to build, or so says those who have never done it before. Despite the fact that building a computer is no more complex than building a table from IKEA, some consumers just never want to take the plunge. Razer now wants to change that perception by making a completely modular PC. Razer announced at CES that it’s …

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PC Manufacturers Reportedly Cool on 2-in-1 Tablet/PCs

It appears that, in addition to adding touchscreens to notebooks, PC manufacturers will be betting big on convertible, 2-in-1 tablet/notebook hybrid devices in 2014. Looking ahead to the new year, manufacturers are already ramping up production on convertible devices. Despite the increased production on such devices, it remains to be seen whether consumers actually want them. Microsoft’s Surface tablet failed …

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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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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 this was provided today courtesy market research firm Strategy Analytics, which released a new report showing that tablet shipments have …

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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 any signs of slowing. Market research firm IDC today predicted that worldwide PC shipments for the year 2013 will decline …

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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. Market research firm Gartner today released a report showing that European PC shipments during the third quarter were down to …

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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 and a restructuring plan that includes massive layoffs. Acer Chairman and CEO J.T. Wang has announced he will be stepping …

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PC Shipments Decline During Back-to-School Season

As expected, PC shipments declined year-over-year during the third quarter of 2013. According to market research firm Gartner, shipments fell 8.6% from last year to only 80.3 million units. Shipments were up from the previous quarter, boosted by back-to-school sales and new offerings. Though the third quarter numbers represent a sixth consecutive quarterly year-over-year decline in PC shipments, top PC …

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PC Makers Betting on Convertible All-in-One Tablets/PCs

With tablets now taking a big bite out of traditional PC sales, PC manufacturers are looking for a way to tap into the mobile zeitgeist that is leaving them behind. According to a new DigiTimes report, those manufacturers are now betting that convertible all-in-one PCs will be the key to bringing back the PC market. The devices function as tablets, …

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PC Market to Shrink Further This Fall

PC sales during the holiday 2012 quarter disappointed manufacturers, and PC shipments have been declining industry-wide throughout 2013. Those some industry-watchers have predicted sales will pick up as back-to-school shopping ramps up, a new analyst report is continuing to predict falling PC sales throughout the rest of the year. IDC this week released estimates showing that global PC shipments are …

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PC Shipments Are Declining in Europe, Too

It’s clear that PC shipments are declining worldwide, beset by the rise of the tablet market and the failure of Windows 8. This week, one analyst firm is showing a dramatic decline in PC shipments in Western Europe in particular. Research firm Gartner this week released numbers estimating that 10.9 million PCs were shipped in Europe during the second quarter …

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As PCs Tank, Gaming Hardware Sales Are Steady

PC shipments are falling, and fast. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was not enough to save PC manufacturers from a disappointing holiday season in 2012, and the quickly rising tablet market is beginning to cut out PC sales for consumers who would use them for only simple tasks, such as email and web browsing. While this is bad news …

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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 smartphones and tablets have stolen a large chunk of the PC market, and will continue to do so. However, one …

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Ashton Kutcher (You Know, Steve Jobs) Reportedly Eyeing Lenovo Gig

Remember those “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” ads? Well, replace both John Hodgman and Justin Long with Ashton Kutcher and insert the new line “I’m here to sell you a PC, and also a movie about the guy who made Macs” and you’re on the right path. According to the NY Post, Kutcher is close to signing a …

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Another Analyst Predicts Declining PC Sales

Following a disappointing 2012 holiday season that saw PC sales decline despite the launch of Windows 8, industry analysts began predicting further declines for PC shipments throughout 2013. Last week, a Digitimes report raised hopes, stating that PC shipments could pick up in the third quarter 2013 due to a combination of new Intel Haswell processors and the release of …

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Samsung Rebrands All of its Laptops, Launches Two New Ones

While the U.S. braces for the imminent launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has also quietly been selling its laptops. The Korean electronics manufacturer this week announced that it has rebranded its entire Windows PC lineup to fit under the ATIV brand. The move is meant to make it easier for customers to tell Samsung‘s laptops apart, but it could …

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Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report]

Microsoft released its quarterly earnings report yesterday, and there was a bit of good news for the company’s Windows business. The company announced that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses and that it was making more money off of the operating system than last year. Windows 8 is performing worse than Windows 7 and Vista, however, and Microsoft …

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PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report

Last week, a report from International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 declined by around 6.4% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Now, analyst firm Gartner has weighed in on the PC market with similar statistics. Gartner’s research shows a 4.9% decline in PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012 when compared …

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PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season

A new report issued this week by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 actually declined, down 6.4% from 2011. The 89.8 million units were less than even the predicted decline of 4.4%. This is is spite of the launch of Windows 8 and the accompanying products from companies such as HP, …

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All-In-One-PCs Coming This Fall Courtesy Of Samsung

All-in-one-PCs are definitely one of the better performers in the PC market. Tablets and notebooks have been eating away at their market share, but they still have a healthy life ahead of them. Samsung still believes in the market potential and will be launching a number of new AIO PCs this fall. Samsung announced the Series 7 and Series 5 …

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