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 — 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,...

Windows 8 was tasked with the uncanny job of lifting up sales of PCs when it launched last year, and even the recently released Windows 8.1 is seen by some as an operating platform that can potentially lend a hand to the declining PC market. And one of the most important parts of the puzzle is the emphasis on touch...