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PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline Ever in a Single Quarter

According to IDC, Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), down -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012 and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The extent of the year-on-year contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC

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Ultrabook Sales Continue to Disappoint in 4Q12

Published on November 15, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Ultrabook.

Longbow Research‘s chip analyst Joanne Feeney reported that production of notebook computers fourth quarter (Q412) is coming in “worse than expected,” perhaps flat with Q3′s level versus a prior expectation for growth of 5% to 10% from Q3, with recent Microsoft 8 notebook order cancellations from OEMs as they revise downward views of holiday demand. “Consumers continue to spend on lower-priced

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Intel Next-Gen Haswell CPU to Compete Against ARM

Published on July 19, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel sees its market shrink with declining sales of Desktop and Notebook PCs and the growing popularity of Tablet. Intel will reportedly launch its next-gen Haswell CPUs as soon as this April 2013. Haswell, like the recently-launched Ivy Bridge, will use a 22nm manufacturing process, but promises major improvements in power consumption and integration, Intel claims it will have a 20X power-consumption improvement over today’s

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Ultrabooks Sales Continue to Disappoint in Q2 2012

Published on July 12, 2012, in Market Share.

PC sales continue to decline with top PC vendors HP and Dell lose share to Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Apple. According to Gartner’s PC tracker report for Q2 2012, overall worldwide PC shipments growth remain flat and totaled 87.5 million units. The weak sales are said to be the result of global economy, slow US corporate and government

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The Hybrid Ultrabook Notebook

Published on June 10, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

I have been writing about the challenges PC vendors are facing trying to build an Ultrabook Notebook, one that will be able to compete against Apple’s Macbook Air. Intel recently published an updated Ultrabook specification upping the minimum requirements to include: thin designs of 18mm or less with at least 14″ display, a very deep

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Updated: A New Breed of Ultra Like Notebooks May Hit Expected SSD Sales

Published on May 18, 2012, in Retail, SSD.

HP has unveiled a number of ultra-like models priced from US$600-700 in Shanghai followed by Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo. The companies are said to lower their efforts in promoting of ultrabooks in 2012 to 12-20%, down from 25-30% as originally projected. The display sizes of HP’s new ultra-like models range from 13- to 15-inch,

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