Notebooks using the conventional Wintel model seem to be past history, but Chromebooks are selling like there’s no tomorrow.
That’s the conclusion of research by ABI Research, which said that shipments of Chromebooks soared by 67 percent in a quarter.
Acer is the top dog in the sector, followed by Samsung and HP – those three accounted for 74 percent of shipment share during the first half of this year. more»
Things continue to look less than rosy on the notebook front with shipments worldwide expected to drop in the fourth quarter of this year.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said the downward movement is in spite of Intel and Microsoft applying subsidies in a big to boost demand. more»
While Intel turned in remarkably buoyant financial results last week, the news remains somewhat gloomy on the PC front.
Figures released by IDC showed that shipments to consumers in the potentially lucrative Asia Pacific region in the third quarter of this year fell by five percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
Sales of notebooks in the third quarter of this year are only up by 2.6 percent compared to the same quarter last year, despite bullish talk by vendors like Microsoft and Intel.
Digitimes Research said shipments for the calendar third quarter amounted to 45.198 million units, with HP being the top dog worldwide. more»
AMD has been making a big noise about its Kaveri chip range of Mobile APUs and we got a look at what it could do to Acer E5-551 15.6 laptop.
AMD A-Series APU family, codenamed Kaveri, is starting to pop up in systems from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba. more»
A report from market research firm IDC said there are indications that shipments of PCs in the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) stabilised in the first quarter of this year.
21.8 million units shipped in EMEA, a decline of 1.1 percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
The news for resellers specialising in the PC business in western Europe continues to be gloomy, apart from those specialising in the enterprise sector.
Gartner issued a report that said the market fell in western Europe by four percent in the last quarter of 2013. more»
Rather as expected, global tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 showed a 29.8 percent rise compared to the same quarter a year before.
That’s according to the research wing of Digitimes, which thinks 78.45 million units shipped during the period. more»
Taiwanese PC maker Acer said that it lost $274 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.
That includes a chunk of money set aside to pay for depreciated stock as well as a provision of money to lay off seven percent of its staff worldwide. more»
Troubled Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer believes its future lies in the cloud.
Acer has been hit by the general decline of PC sales and recently Stan Shih, its founder, was hauled out of retirement while a number of senior executives clocked out of the operation. more»
Stan Shih, who came out of retirement to rescue Acer from its parlous state, has apparently been busy since his return.
Smartphone supremo Chen Guowei has apparently left Acer to spend more time with his family. Guowei was in charge of Acer’s business unit in mainland China. more»
The founder of Acer – Stan Shih – has returned to the company he founded as chairman and interim president.
That follows CEO and chairman JT Wang stepping down, along with president Jim Wong.
Acer has been particularly hard hit by the slump in PC sales over several quarters and we guess the return of Shih is seen by the board as giving the company’s fortunes a blip. more»
After turning in a net loss for its third financial quarter, Acer’s CEO and chairman JT Wang three himself on his sword.
The company turned in a net loss of NT$12.949 billion and attributed much of the shortfall to its Gateway, Packard Bell and Founder brands, according to a report on Taiwanese wire Digitimes. more»
Windows 8.1 is unlikely to save Microsoft’s bacon and slowness in delivering an adequate OS has damaged its reputation, a report suggests.
According to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, unnamed sources in the supply chain are suggesting that there will be little or no improvement in the PC market not only this year, but into next year too. more»
A UK executive at Intel once pointed out to me that a billion of anything is a lot of something.
And Intel released its third quarter results late yesterday evening, turning in a net profit of $2.95 billion, down from the same quarter last year of $2.97 billion. more»