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»
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»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has ended merger talks with EMC after months of useless negotiations.
Reuters reported that its deep throats in HP said hopes to merge two of the tech industry’s largest enterprise-oriented firms had been dashed. more»
The much touted internet of things will bring a world where just about everything has microcircuitry from lightbulbs to coffee machines.
But, according to a report from ABI Research, there are enormous security and other risks associated with its implementation.
Those include safety, consumer privacy and data protection, the firm said. more»
A few weeks back we reported that the lucrative datacentre market could well be the target for new vendors to enter the fray.
Now there’s some hard evidence for that. Taiwanese firm Quanta Computer, which previously played in the original design manufacturer (ODM) game, and made notebooks for the major brands, has branched out into the server market. more»
The decision by HP to split itself into two companies has the whiff of desperation about it.
One wing will sell printer ink and PCs, while the other will position itself selling into the enterprises with services and hardware.
Meg Whitman said that the move is intended to give both wings flexibility in the different marketplaces they represent but the end result is more likely to be confusion than clarity. more»
Just a day after HP decided to split itself in half, a report suggests that it is the only of the top five brands to see a decline in notebook shipments in September.
Data published by Digitimes Research said that, over all, the top five vendors showed growth of 19 percent last month. more»
Update: The news has now been confirmed. The Wall Street Journal has penned a piece which claims that the maker of expensive printer ink, HP, will announce that it will split into two today.
HP wants to separate its personal-computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations. more»
Barron’s claims that DRAM demand and a lack of producers will drive Micron’s share price to over $50 in their October 6th issue. They cite business PC replacement and Big Data as the market drivers behind the price climb and the fact that there are only three major producers remaining. more»
Once Again, HP has decided to evolve the PC and Printer operations as a distinct and separate corporate entity.
HP came close to selling both divisions during the short reign of Leo Apotheker. After the discovery of a massive over payment for Autonomy Corp. more»
As we reported yesterday, Lenovo will acquire Intel’s X86 server business this week and that means it will be the biggest server company in mainland China.
Market research firm IDC released its figures for server sales in China for the first half of this year and Lenovo – which includes prior IBM system business – comes out the leader at 23.91 percent (see chart). more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, seems jolly keen on putting Google’s Chromebook out of business. This week it announced several new stream notebooks. For those who came in late the Stream series is HP’s version of the low cost Windows laptop, meant to compete head to head with Chromebooks on price. more»
In a sign that things wont be what they were in the past, HP said it has announced two servers based on ARM architecture, rather than the old fashioned Intel stuff.
The two enterprise class servers use 64-bit ARM microprocessors which it said “offer value choice in their compute strategy”. more»
Sales of worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms rose by a third in the second quarter of this year with a net worth of $2.4 billion, compared to the same quarter a year back.
IDC defines integrated infrastructure and platforms as pre-integrated certified systems containin server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment and systems management software. more»