PC distributors and ODMs are keeping inventories low as a result of falling PC shipments as consumers are turning to smartphones and tablets.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
Are hybrid systems destined to kill off the tablet, or are they just another PC form factor waiting to fail?
Sometimes you just want a cheap and cheerful PC to handle some simple tasks. This build – excluding Windows, a display, and peripherals, comes in at under $300.
In five and a half years, Android has come from nowhere to crush Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market. How long until PC OEMs decide to take a gamble on the winning mobile OS and load Android onto PCs?
The Korean version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone contains a powerful eight-core processor, while US users have to make do with a quad-core part. Will American owners of the S4 feel short-changed?
UEFI — the BIOS replacement that bought the Secure Boot technology to Windows 8 PCs — is set to appear in a wide range of devices, from smartphones to servers.
With the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft removed the Start button, the Start menu, and pushed the desktop into the background. Were these changes too much for users who'd spent decades getting used to how Windows worked?
By 2017, the total worldwide shipments of solid state drives in PCs is predicted to rise by a factor of seven, increasing from 31 million units in 2012 to 227 million units. Correspondingly, hard disk drives shipments will decline sharply over the same period to 410 million.
Silvermont is exciting not because of what Silvermont itself brings to the table, but what it is going to mean for the mobile space over the coming years. Intel will do with Silvermont what it did with Conroe back in 2006, using it as a platform to build upon over the coming years.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates believes that iPad users are "frustrated". His solution to this frustration is Microsoft's Surface and Surface Pro tablets, which come with a keyboard, and more importantly, the Office suite of applications.