PC Shipments Dropped Nearly 10% in 2013

The PC market is still hanging around and certainly will never fade away, but sales of traditional PCs are dropping to distressingly low levels for the industry. Market research firm IDC today released a new report showing that PC shipments…

Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013

While Apple remains the top brand for the premium smartphone market, Samsung has managed to top global market share for the entire smartphone market with its large selection of differently-priced devices. These facts map almost directly to the semiconductor market,…

Consumer Computer Sales Increasing, Thanks to Tablets

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Chromebooks Are Seeing Growth In A Stagnant PC Industry

It’s hard to resist the allure of Google’s Chromebook. For those just looking for a cheap Internet machine, Google’s sub-$300 laptops are hard to beat. That unmatched value is helping Chromebooks succeed in a market that’s been defined by nothing…