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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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Apple Losses Large Tablet Market Share to Android in 3Q12

Published on October 27, 2012, in Market Share.

According to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple couldn’t have launch the iPad mini at a better time as shipments of Android tablets surged to a new high in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 41 percent of all tablets shipped. Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics’ executive director, says that there’s no one Android tablet responsible for

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Tablet Shipments in 2Q 2012 Continues to be Strong

Published on August 2, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

IDC just released their worldwide quarterly Tablet tracking report, led by a  record-setting quarter for Apple the Media Tablet market reached a better-than-anticipated second quarter. Shipments are up by 66.2% year-over-year to 25 million units, up from 15 million units in the second quarter of 2011 and up by 33.6% from the first quarter of 2012 with 18.7 million units. Apple

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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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Asustek Will Triple its Tablet Shipments in 3Q2012

Published on July 18, 2012, in Tablets.

According to a report by Digitimes Asustek is expected to see its Tablet PC shipments reach a total of 2.5 million units with the addition of shipments of Google’s Nexus 7 Google’s Nexus 7 has already launched in the US with many channel retailers such as Wal-Mart, mostly selling out their inventories, while related orders have

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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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Google Unveils its Own-Branded Nexus 7 Tablet

Published on June 27, 2012, in Press Release, Tablets.

During the keynote presentation at the annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, California, Google unveil its Nexus 7 tablet which rivals Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire in both size and price. The device features a 7-inch screen that is designed to display books and other media available on Google’s Play service. The tablet was developed together

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Google to Unveil Nexus Tablet Next Week

Published on June 20, 2012, in Tablets.

Google and Asustek of Taiwan jointly developed the 7-inch Nexus tablet PC. The tablet will be unveiled at Google I/O, a developer event that will be hosted from June 27-29 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center in the US, according to industry sources the Nexus tablet price will be set at US$199 and manufactured by Quanta Computer. The

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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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Google Nexus Tablet to Run on Quad-Core NvidiaTegra 3

Published on May 30, 2012, in Rumor, Tablets.

Google and ASUS team-up on the development of the Google Nexus 7 tablet, new benchmark results appeared on the internet reveals that the device will arrive with NVIDIA’s new quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, clocked at 1.3 GHz and 7-inch screen packs a 768 x 1280 resolution. The hardware specs end there, but thanks to some investigation by Android

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