The updates, which come as HP holds its Discover powwow in Barcelona, illustrates how PC makers are trying to deliver business systems that can replicate consumer-first design cues.
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PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
Hewlett Packard wants to infuse life into PCs with a new kind of machine that uses a built-in projector for surface-enabled touch and 3D scanning. Will makers and creatives get on board?
Updated: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will target business customers, HP Inc will sell printers and PCs, but another 5,000 jobs go.
The computer giant will continue as an enterprise supplier while a second company will contain the PC and printer businesses.
How low can the price of a Windows PC go? At this week's IFA show in Berlin, PC makers are rolling out new PCs with outrageously aggressive pricing. Here's how they're cutting costs.
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
Public PCs aren't safe, so what's a PC user to do? Carry a Linux distribution on a USB stick in their backpocket of course!
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
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Leap Motion says the keyboard with built-in gesture recognition, previously available with select HP desktop PCs, will be available separately starting this month.
The Pro x2 612 can turn into a 12.5-inch Windows tablet, while the Elite 700 family includes Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs in addition to traditional desktop and laptop form factors.
The show floor hasn't even opened yet, but that hasn't stopped several companies from announcing new devices including smartphones, phablets, and tablets, 2-in-1s and laptops, and of course, yet another smartwatch.
HP is the first manufacturer to agree to ship PCs running the Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS.
The line between tablet and PC used to be well defined. Increasingly, though, that distinction is being blurred as tablets become capable of more powerful business tasks and as PCs become more mobile. And then there's the fastest-growing category of all.
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 settlement comes after former chief executive Leo Apotheker ditched the company's mobile and PC unit, a decision that was later unraveled when Meg Whitman arrived.
When looking at businesses in general (meaning anything from auto dealers to fast food chains), Apple ranked 119th overall out of 268 companies across 19 industries.
If you build it, they will come. No truer words were ever spoken. Building a better PC isn't difficult; it's just not something that anyone thinks about while lamenting the dramatic drop in PC sales. Build a better PC and we'll buy it.
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