PC sales dropped like a rock says Chinese chip maker
Published in PC Hardware


Blames Russia-Ukraine war and COVID response

Top Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. says demand for mobile phones, personal computers and home appliances has dropped "like a rock" and shows no signs of recovering.

PC sales slide
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 11 April 2022 11:59

PC sales slide


But the PC is not dying this time

Beancounters at analysts IDC have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that shipments of PCs have finally slowed down after two years of double-digit growth.

Dell expects PC backlogs
Published in News
Friday, 25 February 2022 12:09

Dell expects PC backlogs


Supply chain problems getting worse

Dell Technologies said it expects PC backlog to balloon in the first quarter due to supply chain constraints and reported a quarterly profit miss.

Microsoft will tell you how green your PC is
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 February 2022 11:49

Microsoft will tell you how green your PC is


One of three new updates on Windows 11

Software King of the World Microsoft is bringing in three new features in Windows 11, including one which tells you how good your PC is for polar bears and the planet.

Microsoft thinks that PCs are back
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 27 January 2022 11:36

Microsoft thinks that PCs are back


Will come back and stay for good this time

Software King of the World, Microsoft thinks that the growth in PC sales is durable, despite belief that post-pandemic it will continue to slide into oblivion.

PC demand starting to drop
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 04 November 2021 13:05

PC demand starting to drop


Still higher than pre pandemic

Although PCs are still selling at a greater volume than before the COVID-19 pandemic, demand is starting to drop.

Apple is the loser from increased PC shipments.
Published in PC Hardware


When people have to buy a PC they will do so

There is some bad news for Apple in the latest Canalys figures - it is starting to look like when people want to buy a proper PC or laptop they will look elsewhere.

Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition coming to PC on May 6th
Published in Gaming


Ray Tracing as a minimum requirement

4A Games has announced that Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will be launching on PC on May 6th and it will bring a lot of improvements, including support for DLSS 2.0 and additional ray tracing features.

AMD Project Quantum about to release something new
Published in PC Hardware


It ain’t dead yet

AMD appears not to have given up on its Project Quantum mini PC and apparently it could be launched soon.

Cortex X speeds up phone by 30 percent
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:28

Cortex X speeds up phone by 30 percent


High-performance PC SoCs too

Qualcomm introduced Prime core clocked rest from the cluster with Snapdragon 865, and Huawei had two higher clock performance cores in Kirin 990. With that in mind, ARM has introduced the Cortex-X custom program. The result is up to 30 percent peak performance compared to previous generation Cortex A77 cores.