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Tablet Sales Skyrocketing as the PC Approaches Extinction

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According to a report released today by Gartner Research, PC sales will continue to decline steadily over the next five years, and sales of mobile devices will continue to see incredible growth.  The report suggests that tablet and mobile phone sales will eclipse 2.6 billion units by 2017, rising...
Tablet Sales Skyrocketing as the PC Approaches Extinction

AMD's new laptop chips inspired by mobile devices, gaming consoles

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As demand for PC processors plummets, Advanced Micro Devices has borrowed technologies from mobile devices and gaming consoles as a way to perk up sales for its latest A-series laptop processors that were introduced Tuesday. AMD's latest A-series processors code-named Richland replace existing laptop chips code-named Trinity, which were...
AMD's new laptop chips inspired by mobile devices, gaming consoles

'Smart device' shipments hit 308.7 million units, says Canalys

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Tablet shipments were up 106% in Q1 2013, smartphones up 48%, notebooks down 13%. FORTUNE - Total sales of smart devices, which Canalys defines as notebook PCs, smartphones and tablets, hit a record 308.7 million units in the first quarter of 2013, according to a press release issued Thursday. Unsurprisingly, given recent...
'Smart device' shipments hit 308.7 million units, says Canalys

Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers

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With the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices once again on the ropes and about to make some significant cuts its personnel, and chatter about a major restructuring in the works, the rumor mills will inevitably turn once again to the speculation about who if anyone might interested in buying it. It...
Who Would Buy AMD? A Tough Question With No Easy Answers

Soluto: the best PC to run Windows is the MacBook Pro

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A new study by a cloud-based PC admin software maker, Soluto, concludes that bloatware included on most Windows PC notebooks by the manufacturers is harming the Windows experience to such an extent that the best portable on which to run Windows is now Apple's MacBook Pro. In part this is...
Soluto: the best PC to run Windows is the MacBook Pro

HP announces Pavilion, ProBook additions

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HP announced today a range of new notebook PCs aimed at differing sectors. The Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 are aimed at delivering performance in the ultra-thin form factor that has become the standard for portable computers of late. The 4400 and 4500 lines are aimed at business customers, providing...
HP announces Pavilion, ProBook additions
RIP desktop PC? Tablets penetrate U.S. market faster than electricity (infographic)
HP continues Windows 8 barrage with ENVY m4 and Pavilion Sleekbooks

Dying optical drive segment faces EU price fixing investigation

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The European Commission has never shied away from flexing its regulatory muscles where it perceives consumer injustice to exist, as both Microsoft and Intel can attest (both have been hit with billions of dollars in fines over the years). But targeting the optical disk drive (ODD) industry? That almost seems...
Dying optical drive segment faces EU price fixing investigation

Toshiba shrinks 64Gbit flash chips, but still lags Samsung

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Toshiba said it will soon begin mass producing a new type of 64Gbit NAND flash that is the smallest and fastest in its class, though it still lags rival Samsung Electronics in the development of an even denser flash technology.Toshiba said Tuesday that it will begin mass production this...
Toshiba shrinks 64Gbit flash chips, but still lags Samsung

NPD: 70% Of Consumers Now Watch TV On Non-TV Devices; PCs Reign Supreme

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Some well-timed research out from NPD, just in time for Google gearing up for its I/O event, where it is announcing news about Google TV, new wireless devices and Android. The researchers say that TV consumption on devices other than TVs has more than doubled in the last year in...
NPD: 70% Of Consumers Now Watch TV On Non-TV Devices; PCs Reign Supreme

Retina MacBooks don't juice Apple's Black Friday laptop sales

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Black Friday is the biggest retail event of the year, and it gets shoppers into stores and on the web, with credit cards out and ready. But this year, laptop makers didn’t see any growth over last year’s Black Friday sales. This included Apple, which has a brand new 13-inch Retina...
Retina MacBooks don't juice Apple's Black Friday laptop sales

Tim Cook: About That iPad Number...

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The weak spot on Apple's September quarterly earnings report was the iPad sales number: 14 million shipments, down from 17 million in the June quarter. That's almost three times as many as the number of Macs Apple shipped during the quarter, but it reflects only 26% growth from last year and 18%...
Tim Cook: About That iPad Number...

AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

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AMD today announced the availability of its AMD Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), formerly codenamed Richland. These processors, designed for use in notebook PCs, combine either two or four x86 CPU cores with a graphics engine derived from AMD's Radeon HD 8000 series of discrete GPUs on the...
AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

Apple closes gap on Samsung for connected device sales in Q4 as market hits 1B devices

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Research firm IDC is out today with its latest report on the smart connected device market, which includes worldwide shipments of desktop PCs, notebook PCs, smartphones, and tablets. IDC predicts the market in total grew 29.1% year over year in 2012, crossing the 1 billion units shipped mark and hitting...
Apple closes gap on Samsung for connected device sales in Q4 as market hits 1B devices

Tablets to dominate laptops in 2013, but not without a fight

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Asus , Lenovo, Intel and Nvidia are using CES to show off their latest tablet and PC innovations headed to store shelves later in 2013. But gadget makers would be better off focusing on slates rather than notebook PCs, one market research firm suggests. Tablets in 2013 will become...
Tablets to dominate laptops in 2013, but not without a fight
Ultrabooks are too expensive for enterprise, CIOs say

AMD "Exploring Options" Including Breakup, Sale

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Shares of the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices are up by more than 14 percent on a report by Reuters saying that the company has hired JPMorgan to “explore options” that could include a disposition of its patents or an outright sale. The news can’t come as too much of a...
AMD "Exploring Options" Including Breakup, Sale

Microsoft is taking a huge risk with Windows 8, and that's OK

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Microsoft is ready to make a bold shift with the launch of Windows 8. Windows 8 is a dramatic departure from its predecessors, and Microsoft seems to be putting a lot on the line. Windows 7 is phenomenal, and people inherently resist change, so Windows 8 is a risky...
Microsoft is taking a huge risk with Windows 8, and that's OK

Qualcomm details Snapdragon S4-loaded Win8 notebooks further, will be lighter than Ultrabooks

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Although ARM-based SoCs are generally associated with mobile devices, it's no secret that Qualcomm and NVIDIA want to get Windows 8 computers into the fray. We knew that both companies began seeding developers with prototype SoC-loaded computers back in February, but now more details have arisen about Qualcomm's plans...
Qualcomm details Snapdragon S4-loaded Win8 notebooks further, will be lighter than Ultrabooks

Miracast lets you share content without a Wi-Fi signal

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Wirelessly sharing content across multiple devices is nothing new, but streaming technology Miracast will let you share photos, videos, music and more across any certified device, regardless of manufacturer, without a Wi-Fi signal. The Wi-Fi Alliance on Wednesday launched the Miracast certification program, so that Miracast-equipped devices that have...
Miracast lets you share content without a Wi-Fi signal

Broadcom to bring 5G WiFi to the masses with entry-level combo chips

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As we've mentioned before, 5G WiFi, aka 802.11ac is a good thing, unless you hate speed and range. After launching its integrated BMC4335 chip on flagship handsets like Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, Broadcom has announced new 5G WiFi combo chips for lower-end smartphones, PCs, notebooks...
Broadcom to bring 5G WiFi to the masses with entry-level combo chips

Samsung has overtaken Apple in 'smart connected devices'

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The two leaders tower over Lenovo, HP and Sony, but stand in the shadow of "Others" FORTUNE -- IDC has issued a Q4 report on shipments of what they call "smart connected devices," a category that includes desktop PCs, notebook PCs, tablets and smartphones. Total shipments last quarter came to...
Samsung has overtaken Apple in 'smart connected devices'

Apple Looking to Launch $799 MacBook Air in 3Q 2012?

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Digitimes reports that Apple is planning to launch a cheaper MacBook Air in the third quarter of this year, dropping the entry-level price to $799 from the current $999. The move is reportedly being made to take on Intel's "Ultrabook" initiative that is pushing low-cost, ultra-thin notebook PCs.Although Acer has...
Apple Looking to Launch $799 MacBook Air in 3Q 2012?
New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro due in June with unchanged design

Asustek Earnings Show Unexpected Strength

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Taiwanese personal-computer maker Asustek Computer posted its highest quarterly profit in more than four years, and forecast higher shipments of notebook PCs and tablets in the fourth quarter....
Asustek Earnings Show Unexpected Strength

Switched On: Extra Sensory Perception

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At Intel's CES 2012 press conference, the giant chipmaker justified calling thin notebook PCs "ultrabooks" by noting how the devices would increasingly be characterized by more than their thinness. The integration of sensors has become so core to...
Switched On: Extra Sensory Perception

Android: Coming Soon to a Desktop Near You?

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A recent patent application suggests Google plans to bring Android onto desktop and notebook PCs. Can computing convergence be far behind?...
Android: Coming Soon to a Desktop Near You?

Tablets predicted to surpass notebook PC shipments this year

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Shipments of tablets, led by Apple's iPad, have grown at such an unprecedented pace that they are now projected to outpace traditional notebook PCs worldwide this year....
Tablets predicted to surpass notebook PC shipments this year

Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

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Intel's new fourth-generation Core family processors--code-named Haswell and officially launched Saturday--are more than just power-efficient speed demons. They also give the world's biggest name in microprocessors an opportunity to update its Ultrabook specs: Expect even thinner designs, direct Windows 8 gesture support, and longer battery life as Haswell laptops...
Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition
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