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  • Intel And Microsoft Hit 12- And 14-Year Highs On Strength Of Improving PC Market

    Intel And Microsoft Hit 12- And 14-Year Highs On Strength Of Improving PC Market

    We’re apparently in the pre-Post PC market. The PC market has almost stabilized, and its re-found salubrity is helping players in the space. Intel and Microsoft both notched big gains today in the wake of Intel’s positive earnings report that came after the bell yesterday. Intel rose 9.27 percent during regular trading, pushing its market capitalization to $172.28 billion. Read More

  • The PC Market Has Its Strongest Quarter In Recent Memory

    The PC Market Has Its Strongest Quarter In Recent Memory

    Personal computers, long an ailing member of the larger technology market, had a strong second quarter. After consistent quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market was either up 0.1 percent, or down a modest 1.7 percent in the period, according to Gartner and IDC, respectively. In the United States, the PC market was up around 7 percent in the quarter, again according to the two firms. Read More

  • Intel Rises 5.5% After-Hours On Raised Q2 And Full-Year Revenue Expectations

    Intel Rises 5.5% After-Hours On Raised Q2 And Full-Year Revenue Expectations

    After ending regular trading all but flat today, Intel is up 5.47 percent after-hours on the strength of new guidance for its second quarter and full-year revenue, and a slight change to its gross margin. For the second quarter, Intel expects revenue of $13.7 billion, plus or minus $300 million. This is greater than its prior expectation of $13 billion, plus or minus $500 million. So, on the… Read More

  • PC Market Posts Smaller Than Expected Q1 Declines On Strength Of Windows XP’s Demise

    PC Market Posts Smaller Than Expected Q1 Declines On Strength Of Windows XP’s Demise

    Data out from tracking groups point to a slightly rosier picture of the PC market than expected in the first calendar quarter of 2014: Gartner estimates a Q1 decline of 1.7 percent in shipments of PCs; IDC estimates a 4.4 percent decline. That IDC number bests its forecast of a 5.3 percent decline. Read More

  • The PC Market And The 300 Million Mark

    The PC Market And The 300 Million Mark

    Today IDC predicted that the PC market will contract by 6% in 2014, and will continue to decline at least into 2018. Unit volume according to IDC would slip from 315.1 million units in 2013, to 291.7 in 2018. The figures include traditional PCs — laptops, desktops, and so forth — but exclude Surface devices, Android tablets, and iPads. In short, IDC’s predictions now expect… Read More

  • PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3

    PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3

    According to IDC, the PC market contracted 7.6 percent in the third quarter. The group had expected a 9.5 percent decline, so the quarter outperformed expectations. In the United States, the PC market was essentially flat during the quarter, with unit volume falling a mere 0.2 percent compared to the year prior. That fact, coupled with rising device volume for the three largest OEMs, provides… Read More

  • With Weak Back-To-School Sales, The PC Market Is Now Microsoft’s To Save

    With Weak Back-To-School Sales, The PC Market Is Now Microsoft’s To Save

    Splat. That’s the sound the PC market just made. According to Sterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh, back-to-school computer sales were “virtually absent.” Put in other words: The traditional September bump that students provided to PC OEMs as they headed back to classrooms failed to generate a meaningful sales delta. It’s like missing spring for the larger PC market. Read More

  • Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

    Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

    The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, according to the WSJ. That might be a very popular tune in the next few years from other OEMs… Read More