Report: Dell to Release Disappointing Earnings on Thursday
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 15, 2013
How will the PC maker's latest financial numbers affect buyout talks?
Tags: PC, earnings, quarterly financials, revenue, buyout, Dell
Everything You’ve Heard About Google’s Chromebook Pixel Is Wrong
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 08, 2013
The Pixel is neither overpriced, nor limited in the ways people think it is. Here’s what you need to know.
Tags: Chromebook Pixel, hardware, Google, laptop, PC, cloud computing
NPD: Tablets Will Outsell Laptops 3-to1 by 2017
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
Even in 2013, manufacturers will likely ship more tablets than notebook PCs.
Tags: Notebook, NPD, laptop, tablet, PC
Windows 8 Hastens the PC's Death: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 11, 2013
PC shipments are cratering and Windows 8 is doing little to slow the free fall. Actually, Microsoft may have pushed PCs over the edge, argues IDC.
Tags: Windows 8, tablet, PC
Ubuntu File Sharing
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 08, 2013
These six tools allow you to share files across your local network or via the cloud.
Tags: open source, Linux, cloud computing, PC, file sharing, networking, Ubuntu
Gartner: 197 Million Tablets to Ship in 2013
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 04, 2013
Worldwide tablet shipments will rise nearly 70 percent this year as the PC market continues to take a hit.
Tags: Mobile tools, tablets, PC
$25 Raspberry Pi Comes to the U.S., Sells Out Almost Immediately
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 02, 2013
The $35 model is still available.
Tags: Linux, PC, Raspberry Pi
Analyst: Enterprises, Consumers Aren't Embracing Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
Rick Sherlund of Nomura says the new OS is "awkward."
Tags: PC, Windows 8, enterprises, tablets, analyst, Microsoft
Linux Foundation Releases Secure Boot Loader for Windows 8 PCs
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
The new tool will allow Windows 8 PCs to run Linux.
Tags: UEFI, secure boot, Windows 8, Linux Foundation, PC
Online Content Consumption Shifting from PCs to Tablets
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 08, 2013
What PC? A growing number of consumers are switching to mobile devices to use the Internet and keep up with their Facebook friends, according to new research NPD Group.
Tags: mobile, tablets, PC
Dell Goes Private for $24.4 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 05, 2013
Michael Dell pulls the trigger and buys back the company he founded.
Tags: Dell, PC
Report: Michael Dell to Spend $1 Billion to Retain Control of Dell
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
The company founder currently has a 15.7 percent stake in the PC maker.
Tags: Dell, Michael Dell, PC, private equity, Microsoft
Where's the Desktop Touch PC Revolution?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 30, 2013
Whoever gets the desktop touch PC right first could own the future. Why aren't companies trying harder?
Tags: PC, touchscreen, tablet
Intel to Exit the PC Motherboard Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 23, 2013
"Haswell" will be the company's last desktop motherboard.
Tags: PC, motherboard, desktop, Intel
Intel Data Center Business Growing as PCs Slow
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 18, 2013
Reflecting what it described as a richer mix of products, Intel made over $53 billion in 2012.
Tags: PC, tablets, data center
Report: Dell in Buyout Talks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 15, 2013
Rumors say the talks are in preliminary stages, and the deal could fall apart.
Tags: PC, private equity, buyout, Dell
Will Windows 8 Jumpstart the PC industry?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published October 29, 2012
There’s excitement about Windows 8, yet the new OS enters a field crowded with a slew of mobile devices.
Tags: PC, tablets, Windows 8
Intel's Revenue, Net Income Drop
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 17, 2012
The company needs strong sales of Windows 8 PCs in order to turn things around.
Tags: PC, Intel, quarterly financials, chip, Windows 8
Tech Comics: "Computers in the Good Ol' Days"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published October 12, 2012
Desktop computers were once rather different machines than they are today.
IDC: Smartphone, Tablet Sales on the Rise, But Growth is Slowing in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 27, 2012
Tablet sales are increasing more quickly than PC or smartphone sales.
Tags: PC, smartphone, research, IDC, report, tablet
HP Posts Mega-Loss after EDS Writedown
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 23, 2012
The world's largest PC maker lost $8.9 billion in its third fiscal quarter.
Tags: PC, earnings, EDS, revenue, HP
Dell Hit by PC Slump
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 22, 2012
Consumer PC market drags down Dell as enterprise business remains strong.
Tags: PC, enterprise datacenter, Dell
Lenovo's Profit Up 30%, Mobile Business Unit Continues to Grow
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 16, 2012
The Chinese company could soon pass HP and become the world's largest PC maker.
Tags: PC, China, smartphone, mobile, profits, HP, Lenovo, revenue, tablet
Intel's Income Rises, but Company Warns of Slower Growth
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 18, 2012
The chip maker's earnings beat expectations, but the retail PC market is softening.
Tags: earnings, revenue, chip, PC, ultrabook, Intel
Global PC Shipments Fall Flat
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 12, 2012
Both IDC and Gartner agree: PC sales are sluggish as new form factors and economic challenges take their toll.
Tags: PC sales, global IT, PC
Lenovo: The Surprising Advantage of Doing Your Own Manufacturing
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 10, 2012
Tech titans be warned: Outsourcing tech manufacturing offers challenges as well as advantages.
Tags: outsourcing, PC, Lenovo
Windows 8 PCs, Tablets to Arrive in October
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 09, 2012
Enterprises will be able to download the new operating system before the end of the summer.
Tags: tablet, Windows 8, Microsoft, operating system, PC
Analyst: Apple Device Sales Could Equal Windows Sales 'Within a Year'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 05, 2012
The rise of post-PC devices has nearly cancelled out Microsoft's lead over Apple in the technology industry.
Tags: Mac, Microsoft, Apple, sales, Windows, PC
Tablets to Overtake Notebook PCs by 2016: Study
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 03, 2012
A research firm says tablets are becoming the "growth driver" in the mobile industry.
Tags: PC, mobile, shipments, Notebook, tablet
AMD Adds ARM Processor as It Looks Beyond x86
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 13, 2012
The Intel competitor says it is interested in TrustZone security technology.
Tags: PC, smartphone, tablet, security, AMD, processor, ARM, x86
Microsoft Makes Skype Available to OEMs for Preinstallation on PCs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 30, 2012
A new kit gives PC manufacturers “instructions on how to silently install Skype for your customers.”
Tags: PC, Windows, Microsoft, Skype
Lenovo Reports $29.6B in Worldwide Sales Last Fiscal Year, 35 Percent PC Shipment Growth
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 23, 2012
The Chinese PC maker reported much better results than the rest of the industry.
Tags: Lenovo, earnings, PC
iPad Keeps Apple No. 1 in Mobile PC Sales
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 23, 2012
Apple had more than twice as much market share as HP, its nearest rival.
Tags: mobile, tablets, HP, PC, iPad, Apple
Intel Ramping up for Ultrabook Revolution
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 18, 2012
The chip giant is moving forward with its next generation of server and desktop processors.
Tags: processor, chip, PC, Intel, ultrabook
HP's Not-So-New Plan to Unite PC, Printer Units
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 21, 2012
The move is aimed at cutting costs in two divisions with falling revenues.
Tags: printer, PC, HP, Meg Whitman
Dell: 'We're Not Really a PC Company Anymore'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 28, 2012
Tags: Enterprise, PC, data center, Dell
Manufacturers Spend More on Chips for Wireless Devices than for PC Chips
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 02, 2012
Researchers predict this is the beginning of a long trend.
Tags: PC, semiconductor, chips, research, wireless
Apple Now Top PC Maker, Report Says
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 01, 2012
If you include tablets, Apple now sells more PCs than HP or any other Wintel manufacturer.
Tags: market share, tablet, Apple, PC
Is a $35 PC the Future of Computing?
By Matt Harley | Article Published January 24, 2012
Just as the tablet is poised to take over computing, the Rasperry PI Foundation plans to launch a full-featured machine for the price of a fancy lunch.
Tags: ultra low cost PC, Ubuntu, PC, tablet PC
Microsoft Defies Weak PC Market and Analysts Expectations
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published January 19, 2012
The software giant on Thursday exceeded analysts' expectations to post revenue of $20.89 billion and net income of $6.62 billion for its second quarter.
Tags: earnings, PC, Microsoft, Windows 8
Apple to Become PC Leader, Report Says -- If iPad Counts as a PC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 23, 2011
If you consider tablets PCs, Canalys says Apple will become the number one PC vendor next year.
Tags: PC, Apple
Tech Comics: "Life's Big Questions"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published October 21, 2011
One looks to divine inspiration for answers to questions about, say, the scroll-lock.
Tags: PC, tech comics
Dell: The PC Isn't Going Away
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 13, 2011
Michael Dell re-affirms his firm's commitment to the PC as the basis for his business and the foundation for enterprise growth.
Tags: Dell, smartphone, PC, tablet, Enterprise IT
How Apple, Google and Facebook Will Take Away Your Control
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 05, 2011
Computing technology is making more and more of our choices for us.
Tags: Apple, PC, Facebook, Google
IBM Executive Says PC Era is in its Twilight
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 11, 2011
One of the original inventors of the PC says he now uses a tablet as his primary device.
PC CPU Deliveries Down Slightly in Q2
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 02, 2011
IDC says that second quarter PC CPU shipments were down slightly from last quarter, flat compared to the year ago quarter, and that 60 percent of units came with built-in graphics processing capabilities.
Tags: computers, PC, CPU
How Apple and Google Will Get Us Talking to Our PCs
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 27, 2011
Once Apple and Google train us to talk to our mobile phones, they'll soon have us speaking with all our computers. Just like on Star Trek.
Tags: Apple, PC, mobile, Google
Tech Comics: Great Moments in a Geek's Life
By Oliver Widder | Article Published July 01, 2011
Geeks take special joy in things that non-geeks just don't understand.
Tags: tech comics, PC, hard drive
HP to Ship All PCs With webOS Option
By David Needle | Article Published March 09, 2011
HP's CEO Leo Apotheker says he expects all of HP's PCs to ship with the company's webOS software next year. Will IT buyers care?
Tags: PC, HP, tablets, webOS, Palm
Why Tech Gadgets Are Too Cheap
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 02, 2011
We tech consumers have focused on low price for far too long, and weve gotten what we deserve.
Tags: cell phone, gadget, PC, tablet, iPad
Smartphones, Tablets to Outstrip PC Sales in 2011
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 21, 2011
Professional services giant Deloitte has been gazing into its crystal ball and sees mobile devices beating out PC sales in 2011.
Tags: tablets, PC, iphone apps, iPad apps, smartphones
PC Sales Growth Slowed in Q4: Analysts
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 14, 2011
Gartner and IDC weigh in on slowing PC sales for the quarter -- PC sales impacted by tablets and "good enough" alternatives.
Tags: PC, iPad, tablets, IDC, hardware
PC Purchasing Set to Decline: Report
By David Needle | Article Published January 05, 2011
Accenture forecasts dramatic drop in consumer purchases of personal computers. Will the PC become irrelevant?
Tags: PC, iPad apps, tablet PC, iPhone, handheld computer
Big Tech Gambles of 2011: Apple, Microsoft, AMD, IBM, and More
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 04, 2011
Many big tech companies have set their sights on ambitious goals for the year ahead.
Tags: smartphone, PC, Windows 7, tablet, cloud computing
iPad's Success Leads Gartner to Revise PC Forecast Downward
By David Needle | Article Published November 29, 2010
Growing interest in the Apple iPad and other media tablets cited among the reasons for the new estimates.
Tags: iPad apps, Apple, tablets, iPad, PC
How to Survive Holiday Family Tech Support
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 24, 2010
This year, when Uncle Harry complains, My PC is broke and tech support couldn't fix it over the phone!" you have some options.
Tags: PC, iPad, iPad apps, mobile, Tech Support
Clean up your PC with TuneUp Utilities
By James Maguire | Article Published November 23, 2010
Clean up your PC with TuneUp Utilities
Tags: PC, tune-up PC
Tips for Today's Laptop Shoppers
By John P. Mello Jr. | Article Published October 22, 2010
The laptop market now offers a confusing blizzard of choices. Here's a guide to finding what works best for you.
Tags: laptop computer, PC, PC buying guide, netbook, Notebook
Microsoft Tool to Aid Windows 7 Migrations Enters Beta 2
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 14, 2010
Version 2 of Microsoft's tool for managing virtual desktops enters beta test -- pitched as a way to get legacy apps transferred over to run on Windows 7 machines.
Tags: PC, desktop virtualization, enterprise apps, Microsoft, Windows 7
Microsoft Widens Test of Cloud Management for SMBs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 13, 2010
The software giant is betting that small companies need the same kinds of management tools that enterprises use and that it can win them over with a lower cost, cloud-based alternative.
Tags: cloud computing, cloud deployment, PC, SMB, Microsoft
Reinventing Dell One Executive at a Time
By Rob Enderle | Article Published June 30, 2010
An industry analyst opines that sometimes its the things you didnt know about a company that redefine it in ways you couldnt have imagined.
Tags: PC hardware, lawsuits, marketing, PC, Dell
Laptop Sales Soaring Amid Wider PC Growth: Gartner
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 27, 2010
One year after a major economic collapse, the worldwide PC market is rebounding nicely.
Tags: PC sales, notebook PC, PC, laptops, Notebook
Microsoft Credits Windows 7 for Record Earnings
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 22, 2010
Hefty sales of Windows 7 helped Microsoft again turn in another stellar quarter, once again beating Wall Street analysts' estimates.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, earnings, PC
Microsoft Deals on Windows 7 Anytime Upgrades
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 05, 2010
Microsoft tries discounts to entice customers to upgrade their new Windows 7 PCs and netbooks from lower-end editions to higher-end editions. How good are the deals?
Tags: Windows 7, PC, Microsoft, netbook, Windows upgrades
Survey: Windows 7 Early Adopters 'Very Satisfied'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2010
Early adopters who bought a new PC with Windows 7 or who upgraded an existing PC to the new operating system were "satisfied" with the experience, according to a new survey.
Tags: Windows XP, PC, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows
Lenovo ThinkStation Helps Build Superfast Car
By David Needle | Article Published March 29, 2010
Lenovo workstations are being used by the North American Eagle team, a group of U.S. and Canadian designers, who hope to break the land speed record of 763 MPH.
Tags: PC, workstation, Lockheed Starfighter, ThinkStation, Lenovo
Could David Roman Enable Lenovo to Rival Apple?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published March 24, 2010
With fresh talent at Lenovo, the scrappy PC maker just might challenge Apple. Yet there are important caveats.
Tags: Apple, Lenovo, PC, PC sales, iPad
The World According to Intel
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 10, 2010
A report from the annual Intel analysts event, with notes on various executives' presentations, suggests that the firm is in good competitive shape going forward.
Tags: chips, Intel, processor, PC
CES and the Death of the PC
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 12, 2010
The recent Consumer Electronics Show heralded the end of an era, as a profusion of handhelds Smartphones to Slates pushed bulky PCs from dominance.
Tags: IT, CES 2010, handheld, mainframe, PC
Removing Viruses From Your PC: Best Practices
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 11, 2010
Need to remove viruses? A PC security expert provides an easy-to-follow guide to removing viruses from your PC.
Tags: PC, malware, Viruses/Patches, spyware, viruses
Microsoft Seeks Patents on Muscle Control of PCs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 04, 2010
Company researchers file for patents on users controlling computers by flexing their muscles -- literally.
Tags: PC, Microsoft, patent infringement, patent
Should Employees Use Their Own PCs?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 09, 2009
The trend toward employee ownership of PCs could provide benefits to both the employees and strapped IT organizations, if monitored properly.
Tags: services, smartphones, PC, desktop, software
5 Ways to Use Your Old PC
By Eric Geier | Article Published July 13, 2009
Turn your old PC into something useful again -- like a wireless hotspot.
Tags: Windows, PC, open source, Linux, Microsoft
Proudly We Fail: 25 Dead Tech Products
By David Strom | Article Published July 06, 2009
A tour of bygone computer products provides a cautionary tale about the nature of competition in the high tech era.
Tags: PC, technology, software, Microsoft, IBM
Datamation Announces 2009 Product of the Year Winners
By James Maguire | Article Published February 25, 2009
Tech professionals vote for their favorites in a broad array of categories, from Business Laptop to PC Security, Enterprise Linux to Office Productivity software.
Tags: PC, security, Office, virtualization, Linux