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While tablet PC shipments continue to fall, the global notebook PC market seems to be doing much better, and grew 10 percent year over year during the third quarter of this year.
Following a precipitous decline of 20 percent last year, year-over-year growth for the top five notebook PC brands collectively reached 16 percent in Q2 2014. But tablet PC shipments are still in freefall.
Giving away Windows free to OEMs to load onto desktop and notebook PCs might seem like a good idea on the face of it, but in reality it's not necessary, and even if Microsoft were to do it, it's unlikely that it would do anything to overall PC sales.
The latest in the company's Flip PC convertible notebook line is its smallest yet, and ships with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 pre-installed.
Although the PC market has declined from its peak, Taiwanese manufacturers have seen better-than-expected orders and shipments over the past two months.
By 2017 NPD estimates that touchscreen-enabled notebook PC shipments will rise to 64.2 million units.
AMD's graphics and gaming unit carried the quarter, which saw the chipmaker return to profitability, while PC and notebook sales continued to dwindle.
The Japanese electronics firm plans to cut its losses and will instead focus more on developing smartphones for business use in line with its popular "Toughbook" notebook PC series.
The figures suggest a gloomy desktop and notebook outlook for the December holiday quarter: tablets will outsell notebooks by the end of this year.
PC shipments have had a terrible quarter, and it seems that there's nothing that can be done to save the desktop and notebook from further erosion by post-PC devices such as tablets and smartphones. And things are not going to get any better.
The shift from the PC to post-PC technology has been good for wireless carriers, who globally pull in a combined revenue of some $1.3 trillion a year. This is equivalent to four times the combined revenue of Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Intel.
PC sales may have stalled, but wireless will drive semiconductor growth during 2013, with tablets being the primary factor behind growth.
Losing a device—especially one that contains sensitive personal or business information—can be the source of endless headaches. Here's an open-source anti-theft tracker that can help protect your data and get your hardware back.
Prices go as low as $299.99 for a desktop and $349.99 for a notebook. If you're looking for a gaming or performance PC, there are also specials on HP's Envy and Spectre lineup.
Motorola has confirmed that Webtop, technology that allowed some of its Android smartphones to be docked to a PC, notebook or TV hub, is dead. Cause of death listed is weak adoption, but cost cuts are also likely to be a reason.
Ultrabooks: once heralded as the savior to the notebook market. But stagnant growth across the PC making board shows the thin and light portables have had little effect on the overall PC market.
SoundWave utilizes the existing speakers and microphone built into a PC or notebook to detect gestures.
The thinnest PC notebook gets thinner, sleeker and faster — but it's still not an ultrabook.The updated Samsung Series 9 manages to be even thinner and lighter than the original, at just 12.
Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) isn't the only solution for streaming video from PC to TV. The Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard is increasingly popular for transmitters you can plug into a PC, game console, tablet or phone to send video to up to four TV screens and projectors at once (and more in the future).