Posts tagged “PC industry”

January 26, 2010

Premium Lock Apple’s new tablet – ‘iPhone on steroids’ could be a videogame changer

With the looming launch of a tablet-style computer with a bigger screen that might have a place in the living room, Apple could pose an even tougher challenge to established players in the video game business.

Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'? Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'?

Updated January 22, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo pushes ahead with plans to launch Android phone in China

Yang Yuanqing Plus, CEO predicts the company will someday sell more smart phones than PCs in that country.

Updated January 18, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo teams up with Flextronics for expanded PC capability in Europe

A New H-230 desktop from Lenovo At same time, world’s No. 4 PC maker is closing one of two plants in India.

January 15, 2010

Premium Lock 2010 tech kickoff - Intel outlook points to recovery for PC, tech sectors

Intel As the first major technology company to report its results for the last quarter, Intel is seen as a barometer for the PC market and for technology spending in general. Its revenue beat the Street, as did its gross margin, which can measure how well Intel managed costs.

Updated January 14, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo is red hot – fourth quarter PC shipments surge nearly 42%

After a year of many changes and as PC shipments surge worldwide, the No. 4 PC maker increases its global market share a full point to 8.5 percent. Dell, meanwhile, continues to lose market share in No. 3 spot.

Lenovo's "hybrid" laptop launched last week Lenovo's "hybrid" laptop launched last week

Updated January 6, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils another trend-setter - a hybrid notebook

IdeaPad U1 combines a notebook with a detachable slate touchscreen device – two PCs in one under 4-pound device for under $1,000.

Lenovo's new U1 hybrid Lenovo's new U1 hybrid

Updated January 6, 2010

Premium Lock Web filtering software firm sues Lenovo, Chinese government

An image from how 'Green Dam' looked  Cybersitter says China pirated its code and accuses Lenovo, other PC makers of distributing the software.

Updated January 5, 2010

Premium Lock Good tech news: Chip sales increase 8.5% in November from year earlier

Chip sales surge Semiconductor sector reports first year-over-year increase in a month since 2008. Sales also have grown in each of last nine months, trade group says.

Updated January 5, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo looks to have an edge in netbooks with its ThinkPad Edge 13

Lenovo's new Edge The world’s No. 4 PC maker is rolling out several new machines at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, but the Edge is getting a lot of attention.

Updated December 14, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo’s top execs are ‘open’ to idea of acquisitions in Brazil - Report

Lenovo eyes Brazil PC market A year ago, Lenovo broke off talks to acquire Brazil's top PC maker. Now, CEO and COO talk about possible deal.

Updated December 4, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo’s ‘hotties’ surge in Q3 sales while Dell plummets

New data shows Lenovo shipments surging 17 percent and global market share growing to 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, as Dell shuts its Winston-Salem plant, its global share drops to No. 3 behind Acer as shipments plunge nearly 6 percent.

Lenovo's new 8500 all-in-one piece desktop Lenovo's new 8500 all-in-one piece desktop

November 24, 2009

Premium Lock HP profit jumps on cost cuts, new market expansion

HP HP's numbers reinforce trends other companies have reported: Consumers and China are showing stronger demand, while businesses remain hesitant.

Updated November 23, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo squares off with SquareTrade in laptop reliability study battle

One of Lenovo's newest laptops Top PR spokesperson at world’s No. 4 PC maker questions reliability of study conducted by firm that sells after-market warranties. The company fires back in defense.

Updated November 13, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo making first 'smartbook' – a blend of smart phone, netbook

Lenovo's "smartbook" will be smaller than this netbook World’s No. 4 PC maker says the device, based on a new Qualcomm chip, will be introduced at Consumer Electronics Show. AT&T will sell it, says Qualcomm CEO.

Updated October 23, 2009

Premium Lock Dell agrees to repay more than $26M in local tax incentives

Dell's W-S plant City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and two economic development funds are to regain funds that helped lure PC plant to N.C. in 2004. Dell is closing facility, offshoring more than 900 jobs.

Updated October 16, 2009

Premium Lock Dell is off-shoring jobs being lost as Winston-Salem plant is shut down

Dell plant in Winston-Salem World’s No. 3 PC manufacturer is closing $100 million plant and terminating more than 900 jobs. Work is being sent to Mexico and elsewhere, document says.

Updated October 15, 2009

Premium Lock Why shut Winston-Salem plant? Stats don’t lie – Dell losing in PC war

Dell's soon-to-be-closed W-S 1 The Skinny: As PC industry shows new life in third quarter, Dell falls to third globally behind HP and new No. 2 Acer. In U.S., HP is now number one. Plus, the world is buying laptops and netbooks while W-S made the PC industry version of clunkers – desktops. It’s no mystery why Dell chairman is diversifying the company.

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