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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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Apple’s new Fusion Drive Explained

Published on October 25, 2012, in iMac.

Apple on November 23rd unveiled an updated to its very successful iMac lineup, among the new features and design updates Apple also introduced a new feature called Fusion Drive. Apple offers either solid state drive (SSD) or mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) storage in its iMac and Mac mini. End users have to choose between performance or capacity/cost-per-GB.

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Windows 8 Finally Got an Official Release Date

Published on July 19, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

Microsoft post on its official Windows Blog the release date for its Windows 8 OS. Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8, whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC, starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8

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Tablet Sales to Overtake Notebook by 2016

Published on July 5, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

According to a report by NPD  tablet shipments in 2016 will top 350 million units, putting them ahead of notebook shipments for the first time ever. NPD projects that tablet shipments will have a compound annual growth rate of 28% over the next five years as the total number of shipments rises from 121 million in 2012

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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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Bring Your Own Device Takes Over the IT World

Cisco surveyed 600 IT leaders from 18 industries all from large U.S Enterprise. The study an amazing total of 95% of the organizations surveyed allow employee-owned devices (Smartphones, Tablets, Notebooks) with 36% offer support for all devices, 48% offer selective support and 11% tolerate device use but do not offer any support. These findings are evidence of a

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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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SanDisk Launches High-Performance Extreme SSD

Published on May 16, 2012, in Retail, SSD.

SanDisk Targets the Extreme SSD for retail notebook and pc upgrade. The drive uses high performance SanDisk NAND flash which according to SanDisk is up to 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive delivering up to 83,000 maximum random write Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and up to 44,000 random read IOPS. High sequential read performance of

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