Chrome Will Start Blocking Resource Heavy Ads

Google has announced that Chrome will soon start blocking resource intensive ads.

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…