The notebook world (and really, the desktop world too) has been stuck in serviceable resolutions for far too long. Back at the turn of the century, 30 inch monitors with resolutions of 2560 by 1600 were commonly available. And then for some unexplainable reason, the industry went into reverse gear β€”the highs of 4...

Been holding out on that ideal ultrabook purchase? How about some Intel Broadwell magic? The elusive central processing family has been delayed from its original schedule, but interest in it remains high. Part of that is due to the improvements it promises to bring β€” most notably on the power front. Intel has set...

There is a things called counting your blessings. Mobile PC makers probably are doing just that right now, as the latest facts and figures of global notebook shipments have just come out. Overall there is more sorrowful news to report, as the market declined by another large amount. The numbers published by IHS...

Never a good feeling starting a new day with distressing news, but the state of affairs of the notebook market leaves little room for glee. The year is still new but the hardware vendors are predicting doom. Just a few months back there was cause for some optimism β€” what with the retirement of Windows XP coming...

The case of going from bad to worse for hardware vendors, or affordable delights for end users? You be the judge. But this much is becoming clear that the winds of change for notebook vendors are not coming anytime soon. There were some that expected the declining trends to stop, if not reverse, in 2014. You know,...

It has been many a seasons whereby tablet devices have outsold and outshined notebook computers worldwide. In fact, forget direct competition β€” the laptop market is fighting its very own battles these days thanks to dropping interest in these devices. And while keeping up is hard enough as it is, luck also seems like...

While many a forecasts claimed that touchscreen laptops will come into their own this year, and chart up a reasonable market share worldwide, it seems PC makers are adopting a notably less aggressive strategy for 2014. The need to go touch, it appears, still comes with too high a cost. As a result of this, some of the...

The top five notebook makers in the world have such a grip on the market that any fluctuations in shipment numbers instantly has an effect on the overall PC market. And the month that recently ended brought more bad news for these top vendors. Most of the major laptop players unveiled unique new solutions this time...

IHS has recently published a new report that covers the performance of the PC market in the third quarter of the year. And while it does bring some hope for the future of the industry, the year over year plunge in shipment continues. But there is enough positivity to go around too, a fair amount of it. Notebook...

Ah, the perennial questions of tablets versus notebooks. Laptops and even desktop PCs are expected to mount a bit of a comeback these next couple of quarters as we approach the retirement date of Windows XP in April 2014. Along with the looming retirement of the classic operating system, another factor that seems to...