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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…