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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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IFA 2012 – Samsung Reveals two All-In-One PCs

Published on August 30, 2012, in Press Release.

Samsung Electronics announced during a press conference on Wednesday at the IFA 2012 trade show in Berlin two all new All-In-One (AIO) PC Series 7 a 24 inch model and a 27 inch model. Designed like a Samsung Smart TV the AIO are set to directly compete against Apple’s iMac AIO PC. Built on the foundations of Samsung’s top of

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2H 2012 NoteBook Market Trends and Shipment Forecast

Published on August 1, 2012, in Market Share.

DigiTimes just released their second half of the year projection of NoteBook sales with some very interesting insight on the mobile PC market. The global economic turmoil will continue to seriously impact on the growth of the PC market in wait of Windows 8 launch as demand continues to delay from the third quarter. DigiTimes’s projects that

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Update: Can UltraBook Sales See Year-End Rally?

Published on July 31, 2012, in Market Share, SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel still think so… With PC sales declining in favor of Smartphones and Tablets, the PC industry was looking at UltraBook to save them. UltraBook are said to be extremely thin and as powerful as a standard desktop, initially introduced by Apple with the launch of the MacBook Air in 2008. Seeing how well Apple was doing with its MacBook

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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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Microsoft Shows Cracks in its OEM Pricing Strategy

After launching its own Tablet and hearing complains from its partners that they are unable to compete against the iPAD and Android Tablets with its original $85 Windows RT pricing, Microsoft showed a move to the right direction and reduce the Windows RT OEM price to $50-65. According to DigiTimes, Microsoft has updated its licensing

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Is This The Beginning of The End For Microsoft

Published on June 30, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Tablets.

We have reported in the past that PC vendors are struggling to build Ultrabooks and Tablets based on Microsoft Windows 8 OS, and now it seems that as Microsoft is continuing to insist on selling its OS for $85 to PC OEMs. Now we hear that many of it’s loyal partners have decided that their new BFF

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IDC Projects Tablet Forecast Growth on Strong Windows 8 Tablets Interest

Published on June 15, 2012, in Market Share, Tablets.

IDC in its Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker increased its forecast for the worldwide media tablet market to 107.4 million units for the year, up from its previous forecast of 106.1 million units.  IDC also revised upward its 2013 forecast number from 137.4 million units to 142.8 million units. And by 2016 worldwide shipments should

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Microsoft Windows 8 OEM Pricing to Damage Struggling PC Vendors

Published on June 14, 2012, in SSD, Tablets.

At Computex Taipei, Microsoft disclosed to multiple PC vendors its new windows 8 OEM pricing strategy. Originally Microsoft thought to offer the Windows 8 RT, the version to ARM based CPU, to OEMs at $35. however the reality is that Microsoft offered the Windows RT at a staggering cost of USD$80-95 dollars. For a long time PC vendors  such

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