PCs

  • Indian tablet market expected to remain flat in 2014: Report 09-03-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Tablet sales in India, one of the largest growth markets for the smart device, is expected to remain flat this year on account of mandatory BIS compliance and increasing demand for 'phablets', research firm IDC said. According to analysts, Asia Pacific and China currently have the highest tablet...
  • Acer's biggest mistake was investing too early in touch-panels, ultrabooks: CEO 13-01-2014 04:59 PM

    Taipei: Investors looking for specifics as to the future of Acer Inc, the world's No.4 PC vendor, came away disappointed when the new CEO spent more time delivering a history of the company's past mistakes than on where it was headed. Jason Chen, the latest executive to step through the...
  • Tablets not to replace PCs anytime soon: Survey 10-12-2013 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Over three-fourths of respondents covered in a survey spread across 20 Indian cities by market research firm CyberMedia Research have said that tablets will not replace PCs (desktops, laptops) anytime soon. CyberMedia Research's (CMR) India Tablets Consumer Usage and Adoption Trends 2013 study said that 3 out of...
  • Windows-based tablet sales to touch 39.3 million units by 2017: Report 04-12-2013 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: The growth of smart devices like 2-in-1s and tablets is expected to fuel the volume for desktop vendors and the PC ecosystem in coming years with shipments of Windows-based tablets expected to touch 39.3 million units by 2017, research firm IDC said. Two-in-ones are devices that can function...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) review: Great at multitasking 12-10-2013 09:47 AM

    New York: Remember when people used personal computers - desktops and laptops - to check email, view video and keep tabs on Facebook? Back in that far-away era, I'd have several windows open for Web browsers, a word processor, a photo editor and sometimes a reader for PDF documents. I...
  • Tablet sales to surpass PCs in Q4 2013: Report 08-10-2013 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: Driven by growth in inexpensive devices running Google's Android platform, worldwide tablet shipments are expected to surpass total PC shipments (desktop plus portable PCs) in the fourth quarter of 2013, said a report from market research company IDC. PCs shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet...
  • Apple iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 to come with an 8MP rear camera: Report 04-10-2013 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The long-rumoured Apple's next-generation iPad, dubbed iPad 5, and the successor to the iPad Mini are expected to include significantly improved cameras, as claimed by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While the current models have a 5 megapixel sensor, the upcoming iPads may come with an 8 megapixel...
  • German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats 25-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Franfurt: A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that...
  • HP aims to revolutionise computers with motion-control technology 17-04-2013 10:30 AM

    San Francisco: Computers controlled by a swipe of the hand - a staple of science fiction flicks like "Minority Report" - could soon hit the mass market as the result of a new deal between Hewlett-Packard Co and a San Francisco startup called Leap Motion. As the world's largest PC...
  • Panasonic launches tablet PCs for enterprises 16-04-2013 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: Electronics major Panasonic today unveiled four new durable and secure mobile computing devices ideal for mobile workers, combining highly secured data and device management. The company plans to target highly mobile workers in fields like military, construction, public safety, healthcare, utilities, retail, maintenance, supply chain logistics and insurance,...
  • Windows 8 PCs to contribute 25-30 per cent to sales, says HP 20-12-2012 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: US-based HP today said it expects PCs with Windows 8 operating system to contribute 25-30 per cent to its computer sales next year. "Windows 8 is a relatively new platform...if 25-30 per cent of the sales came from Windows 8, we would be very happy," HP India President...
  • Samsung launches Windows 8 PCs in India; prices start at Rs 43,990 28-11-2012 02:06 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung announced the launch of its Windows 8-based devices in the Indian market. The devices launched include the Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro; Series 5 ULTRA Touch, Samsung's first touch-enabled Ultrabook; Samsung Series 9 with 15-inch display; and AMD based Series 5 Ultrabook. All these...
  • 11 years of the tablet PC 26-03-2012 01:45 PM

    Microsoft was the first company to come up with commercial tablet PCs, back in 2001.The tablet concept first originated as prototypes and concept ideas - prominently, Alan Kay's Dynabook of 1968. But the first commercial tablet PC appeared in 2001 when Microsoft attempted a product line with Microsoft Tablet PC, though it did not prove to be a successful venture then.
  • MetroPCS to sell phones with TV tuners 05-01-2012 08:58 AM

    New York: TV stations have been locked out of the screens we carry with us every day - those of cellphones. On Wednesday, they gained a foothold in the wireless world, though it's not yet clear whether there's real consumer demand. MetroPCS Communications Inc. became the first cellphone company to...
  • 2011: Rise of the tablet PC 01-01-2012 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: If 2010 was the year of dual SIM mobile phones in India, it was the 'tablet PC' that walked away with the title of being the most sought after device in 2011, and technology giants Apple, Samsung and Research in Motion rushed to grab a share of the...
  • Thai floods to hit the DRAM market: Samsung's Prez 30-10-2011 09:06 AM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics' president expected Thailand floods to further hit the computer memory chip market by hurting PC production until the first quarter of next year. The flooding since July hit production of hard disk drives (HDD) in the world's No.2 producer of the major PC component, compounding the woes...
  • HP says it will keep personal computer unit 29-10-2011 08:47 AM

    San Francisco: Hewlett-Packard Co. has decided against spinning off or selling its PC division - a plan first brought to light in August by the technology conglomerate's now former CEO. HP said on Thursday that it reached its decision after evaluating the impact to the company of jettisoning the business...
  • Intel outlook defies worries of PC decline 19-10-2011 09:31 AM

    San Francisco: Intel Corp forecast quarterly revenue above Wall Street's expectations, defying concerns that tablets and a shaky economy are eating into demand for personal computers. Intel shares moved sharply higher after the company beat earnings expectations and said developing countries like China are fueling expansion and helping make up...
  • HP unveils new desktop days after announcing PC exit 23-08-2011 06:59 AM

    San Francisco: Hewlett-Packard launched a new desktop on Monday, days after the technology company revealed plans to spin off or sell its personal computer unit. HP billed the new computer - the HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One Business Desktop - as the "first all-in-one PC" aimed at corporate and public...
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