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Global PC market grows for 1st time in 6 years – survey

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:09 AM

China's Lenovo and US-based HP are in the top spot, each with a 21.9% share, followed by Dell with 16.8% and Apple with 7.1%

GROWTH TRAJECTORY. PC sales rise by 2.7% year-on-year, beating the industry expectation of 0.3%. File photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Personal computer sales fall for fifth year in a row

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

In spite of the continued decline analysts say that personal computer market is stabilizing as pressure from smartphones and tablets ease

CONTINUING DECLINE. Laptop computers are offered for sale at a Tiger Direct store on in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP

Taiwan PC maker Acer's Q1 profit plummets

May 13, 2016 - 12:30 AM

The company once the world s second largest PC maker cites huge losses from foreign exchange as the reason for the drop in profit

epa03613350 A close-up image of a Acer laptop computer at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany, 05 March 2013. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Intel to slash up to 12,000 jobs in restructuring

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The restructuring aims to accelerate evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart connected computing devices

epa05222145 Signage at the Intel stand at the CeBIT computer show in Hanover, Germany, 16 March 2016. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

PC market woes show no sign of easing

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:16 AM

A shift to mobile devices a strong dollar and political turmoil are hurting PC sales

PERSONAL COMPUTER SALES. Lenovo laptop computers are displayed during a press conference in Hong Kong, China, May 21, 2009. File Photo by YM Yik/EPA

Atom Computer crowdfunding Neutron mini-computer

Oct 21, 2014 - 7:40 AM

The Neutron is a portable desktop computer that performs just as well as most desktop computers on the market

THE NEUTRON. The Neutron is a small-form factor computer that can run the OS of your choice. Image from Kickstarter page.

Apple opens OS X Mavericks Beta to all

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Known as the OS X Beta Seed Program the initiative lets users run pre release builds of Apple s computer operating system Mac OS

BETA TESTERS. Apple is opening the floodgates for OS X beta testing with a new program. Screen shot from Beta Seed website

Microsoft to stop selling Windows 7 PCs October 31

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Microsoft ceases selling consumer grade machines with Windows 7 Home Basic Home Premium or Ultimate pre installed on October 31

OCTOBER 31. You won't be able to buy consumer-grade PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed after October 31.

Sony forecasts $1.08-B loss, cuts 5,000 jobs

Feb 06, 2014 - 2:52 PM

UPDATED Aside from forecasting a loss Sony also said it would cut 5 000 jobs from its workforce

FORECASTING LOSS. A sign is seen atop the headquarters building of Japan's electronics giant Sony Corp. in Tokyo, 21 June 2007. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP