PC shipments pulling out of the tarpit
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 01 December 2016 11:45

PC shipments pulling out of the tarpit


Latest IDC report

While PC shipments are set to decline in 2016, beancounters at IDC think that the drop will be better than expected and there will be an improvement in 2017.

Samsung rumoured to be offloading its PC division
Published in News


Lenovo named as the buyer

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Samsung Electronics is about to flog off its PC division to Lenovo.

Fujitsu denies PC ninjutsu
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:12

Fujitsu denies PC ninjutsu


We are not bumping off PCs

Fujitsu has denied exiting the PC market despite chatting to Chinese rival Lenovo about selling its devices unit.

Asustek is doing well
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 14 November 2016 10:59

Asustek is doing well


Back to black 

Asustek has reported net profits of $187.75 million for the third quarter of 2016, up 45 percent on the last quarter and 42 percent on last year.  This could be a sign that the bad-old-days of poor PC sales are fading.

PC memory shortage predicted
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 12:34

PC memory shortage predicted


Next month

There could be a memory shortage for PC vendors brewing, after aggressive short-term orders coming in from smartphone vendors.

Intel calls in Michael Phelps to peddle PCs
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:02

Intel calls in Michael Phelps to peddle PCs


US swimmer used to prove PCs are not under water

Chipzilla is hoping to make a splash by hiring a US gold medal swimmer to promote its new range of PCs.

Worldwide PC shipments still declining
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:52

Worldwide PC shipments still declining


Longest period of decline in history

Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016 –  a 5.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2015.

Samsung's high-end ArtPC cylindrical desktop PC spotted
Published in News


Sporting Core i5/i7 CPU, NVMe SSD and 360-degree audio

While Samsung's smartphone division is probably in scrambles now that Galaxy Note 7 had its nemesis, Samsung's PC division is working on a high-end desktop PC system with a cylindrical design that has been spotted for pre-order on Amazon. It's the Samsung ArtPC.

Microsoft thinks it will cure cancer in a decade
Published in News


Of course the patent might blue screen

Software king of the world, Microsoft thinks it might be able to cure cancer by treating it in the same way as a computer virus.

AMD ships Bristol Ridge to PC makers
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 13:28

AMD ships Bristol Ridge to PC makers


Four Excavator x86 CPU cores

AMD has announced that its 7th-generation A-Series Bristol Ridge microprocessors are shipping to PC makers.