Samsung Slashes Notebook Orders Ahead of the Holidays

For over one year now, the PC market has seen falling shipment numbers, accompanying lowered demand for both desktop and notebook PCs. The rise of low-cost tablets and the failure of Windows 8 helped contribute to the market slowdown. Though…

Notebook Display Orders Drop Drastically as Summer Ends

The world’s largest notebook manufacturer, HP, is now expected to ship fewer than 21 million notebook PCs in 2014. As even HP’s shipment numbers drop, the entire notebook industry is poised for contraction in the face of a burgeoning tablet…

HP Reportedly Shipping Fewer Than 21M Notebooks Next Year

The traditional PC market, which includes notebook-style laptops, is in trouble. Sales of PCs have been falling for over one year now, thanks to the rise of the tablet market and the failure of Windows 8. Even HP, the largest…

Notebook Shipments Picked Up in August

For over one year now, PC shipments have been on the decline. The rise of the tablet market and the failure of Windows 8 contributed to slow holiday 2012 sales and dismal quarters in the first half of 2013. Today…

Summer Notebook Shipments Still Slow

Notebook shipments took a dive during the first half of the year, following a disappointing holiday season in 2012. Analysts and industry watchers blamed the rising tablet market, the lukewarm reception of Windows 8, and consumer aversion to touchscreen notebooks…

HP Out-Shipping Lenovo Notebooks For the Year

When this year’s second quarter financial results began to roll in, it became clear that PC shipments, including notebooks, were down for yet another quarter. The only company not largely affected seemed to be Lenovo, which overtook HP as the…

HP Predicted to Retake Notebook Lead From Lenovo

The second quarter of 2013 was a bust for PC manufacturers. Shipments of desktop and notebook computers were down nearly 11% from the second quarter of 2012. Only Lenovo was able to weather the waning market, raising shipments year-over-year by…

LCD Panel Demand Weakening, Says Analyst

Tech manufacturers are now gearing up for production runs of fall and holiday product launches. Those plans, however, have not translated to high demand for large-sized LCD panels, defined as those 7-inches or larger. Analyst firm IHS is now estimating…

Smaller Notebook Shipments on the Rise

The traditional PC market is in decline. That much is clear after a disappointing holiday season in 2012, PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 fell even harder. As smartphone and tablet manufacturers continue to expand into developing markets,…

New Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Coming July 28

In April, Samsung re-branded all of its notebooks and Windows 8 under the ATIV brand. Samsung “Series” notebooks are now ATIV Books, with numerical designations. Of these notebooks, the ATIV Book 9 is the current flagship hardware. This week, Samsung…