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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PCs’

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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