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.
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IDC expects worldwide PC shipments to decline even further than first thought, partly in due to a PC market decline but also a further expansion in tablet and smartphone sales.
Calling the claims "groundless," the electronics giant denies it is pulling out of the desktop business, despite falling PC shipments worldwide.
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.
IDC predicts that worldwide PC shipments could fall by "double digits" — more than previously expected — as a result of a weak Chinese market.
Asus, the maker of Google's Nexus 7, says the firm is selling close to one million of the 7-inch tablets a month, amid impending competition with Apple's iPad mini.
The troubled computer maker's chief executive will step down after the company took a financial bullet to the chest in its fiscal third quarter earnings.
The figures suggest a gloomy desktop and notebook outlook for the December holiday quarter: tablets will outsell notebooks by the end of this year.
Actually, Meg, despite your optimism, they may well be.
Another nugget from the Dept. of the Rather Obvious, tablet shipments are expected to grow by a massive 70 percent while PC and laptop shipments decline by 7.3 percent, while Android will remain the platform favorite by three-times its closest rival, all by 2017.