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European PC shipments down, Apple faring well in UK

Ouch, ouch, and ouch. PC shipments are down in Western Europe as the global PC market struggles during the spring-summer dry spell. But sales will likely rocket towards the end of the year.

August 9, 2012

UK PC market grows as Western Europe declines

The British PC market enjoyed a small increase in shipments in this year's first quarter, according to Gartner's preliminary numbers. However, Western Europe as a whole -- which includes the distressed markets in Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain -- saw a 3 percent decline to 15.

May 11, 2012 by

Cost of making PCs is rising

The cost of making a PC is moving higher as DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) and hard drive prices remain high, according to Barclays Capital.

April 1, 2012

PC sales up by 11 percent in Asia Pacific, says IDC

PC sales have been struggling in the US and Europe but the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) saw an 11 percent growth in shipments to 119 million units last year, according to American research company IDC. This was 3 percent ahead of forecasts.

January 31, 2012 by

Dell announces fast compact Alienware X51

Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.

January 18, 2012 by

PC sales slump in the UK and Europe, says Gartner

Netbook shipments in Western Europe halved in this year's second quarter, with problems at the market-leading Acer contributing to a major market slump, according to Gartner's provisional estimates. The industry research company reckons that, in this geographical area, PC shipments fell by 18.

August 17, 2011 by

Lenovo begins acquisition of Medion

Lenovo has announced plans to acquire German PC manufacturer Medion by acquiring its publicly listed shares, as the Chinese firm aims to boost its foothold in Germany and western Europe

June 1, 2011 by

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