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Acer UK seeks new overlord for Blighty tentacle

Neil Marshall, the Brit Acer brought home to clean up its British business, has bagged a promotion. An internal candidate will be lined up to replace him as he moves further up the ladder. Staff in Blighty were told this week that Acer UK managing director Marshall is rising to regional director for northern Europe, an area that …
Paul Kunert, 04 Oct 2013

Netbooks projected to become EXTINCT by 2015

Proving yet again that fame and fortune are fleeting – even for computer hardware – the analysts at IHS are projecting that the netbook, the New Hotness just a few short years ago, will disappear completely by 2015. "Once a white-hot PC product that sold in the tens of millions of units annually," IHS writes in an email …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Apr 2013

Microsoft 'touches 16k shop workers' to flog Windows 8 hard

Microsoft says Windows 8 PC sales were cursed by the unholy trinity of a slow economy, incursions by Apple and Android tablets, and the "ambitious" user interface design. But the software giant insisted it is working with retailers and manufacturers to supply hardware that people actually want in time for the peak sales season …
Paul Kunert, 06 Feb 2013

iPad grabs lunch money from mobile PCs, pushes them in the stingers

iPad sales trounced sales for netbooks and notebooks in the first quarter of 2012 pushing Apple to the dominant position in the mobile PC market, show new figures from analysts NPD. NPD ran together tablets with netbooks and notebook PCs in their "Mobile PC category" and skyrocketing iPad sales of 13.6 million in the first three …
Anna Leach, 22 May 2012
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HP elbows Apple off global PC throne

Apple's rise to the summit of the global personal computer market at the end of last year was short lived: HP has regained the top spot in Q1, Canalys figures reveal. A total of 107 million PCs were shipped in the quarter, up 21 per cent. HP, which ceded leadership to the Foxconn-rebrander in Q4, sold 40,000 more units than …
Paul Kunert, 02 May 2012
HP Pavilion DM1-4125EA AMD CPU netbook

HP Pavilion dm1-4125ea 11.6in netbook

Review Now that everyone and their dog has or wants a smartphone or tablet, the recent drop in netbook sales can hardly be a surprise. Yet does this mean there is no space for a small, cheap laptop? Of course not and HP’s recently refreshed Pavilion dm1 is a fine example of why I hope the breed never dies. HP Pavilion DM1-4125EA AMD …
Alun Taylor, 15 Feb 2012
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Google plays the long game with Chrome OS

Google is betting that slow and steady will prove a winning strategy for its Chrome OS platform, and is reporting some successes for the system in the education sector. It has been a little over a year since Google first showed off ChromeOS, and around six months since the first commercial systems were released for sale by …
Iain Thomson, 25 Jan 2012
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Intel rejects Atom rename claim

Intel has denied a claim that it will change the name of its low-power Atom processor when the next version of the chip, codenamed 'Cedar Trail', ships later this year. The unnamed industry mole(s) who say otherwise were't apparently able to say what new name Intel has picked. But they did claim that the rebranding excercise …
Tony Smith, 23 Sep 2011

Tablet marketgasm? Don't make us laugh, say Intel chiefs

Intel execs poured cold water on overheated predictions for tablet sales today, pointing out to investors that notebook shipments still massively outnumber fondleslabs, and there is little prospect of that changing. CFO Stacy Smith and EMEA General Manager Christian Morales hit investors with a mountain of data at at an investor …
Joe Fay, 26 May 2011
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iPad slaps Acer, pumps Dell's number two PC maker rank

Dell has strengthed its position as the number-two PC seller in the world, thanks to Apple's iPad kicking Acer in a place it'd have preferred not to have been kicked. And no, we're not talking about that place, we're talking about netbook numbers. "Acer's decline was spurred by rising competition for its consumer-focused …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Mar 2011

Dell busts through $60bn barrier

PC and server maker Dell has reached its long-time goal of breaking through the $60bn revenue barrier. Now what is it going to do? In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, ended January 28, Dell's revenues hit $15.7bn, rising 5 per cent year-on-year. Product sales rose by 5 per cent to $12.75bn, and services revenues were up 5 …

Apple signals disk free notebooks way to go

Apple's new MacBook Air is as cheap as the MacBook at £849, signalling the end of premium pricing for Apple's slim hinged flash slab. When it was introduced two years ago the MacBook Air was priced pretty high but it had a great spec. It still does but the smaller 11-inch screen model is now priced like the entry level MacBook. …
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 2010
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Seagate thinks about going private (again)

Seagate is talking with private equity firms about going private for the second time. Why? The company is the leader by revenue in the hard disk drive (HDD) market - although Western Digital overtook it in unit shipments earlier this year. One suggestion is that Seagate must rationalise its supply chain as it responds to …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2010
The Register breaking news

Tablets? Pah! Netbooks still selling well, says analyst...

Rumours of the death of netbook are greatly exaggerated, it has been claimed by one market watcher after it calculates that netbooks will have outsold the iPad and other such tablets almost 4:1 by the end of 2010. Some 43m netbooks will have been shipped by the time the year is up, but only 11m tablets, ABI Research said today …
Tony Smith, 14 Oct 2010
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Tablets in, netbooks out, forecasts analyst

Apple will have shipped 4.2m iPads during Q3, rising to 5m in Q4, market watcher DisplaySearch has forecast. In all, the Mac maker will sell around 13.2m of the tablets in 2010, DisplaySearch's numbers show, before almost doubling that total to 24.8m in 2011. That's not to say, that Apple's rivals, like Samsung, LG, Motorola …
Tony Smith, 30 Sep 2010

Gartner chops PC shipment forecasts for 2010

It is looking like Friday, October 22, is going to be a fabulous day to buy a new desktop, notebook, or netbook. That's a week before Hewlett-Packard finishes its fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 and also a week before PC rival Dell completes its third quarter of its fiscal 2011. Why those days, and why now? The answer is simple …
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iPad hits Asus Eee PC sales

Still not convinced that Apple's iPad is eating into sales of netbooks? Just ask netbook supremo Asus. Last week, it revealed its netbook sales during Q2 were lower than those it recorded in Q1, and that it anticipates Q3 sales - which includes the back-to-school sales period, traditionally a good time for purveyors of low- …
Tony Smith, 17 Aug 2010

iPad 'cannibalised' Q2 netbook sales

Market watcher Gartner this week presented further evidence that early adopter enthusiasm for netbooks has peaked. "Mini-notebook shipment growth slowed significantly in Q2 2010," said Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa. Growth, she said, "slowed" to the low 20 per cent range, down from more than 70 per cent in Q1 2010 …
Tony Smith, 16 Jul 2010

Lenovo sets back smartbook launch

Lenovo's Skylight ARM-based netbook may arrive rather later than expected - but with a better processor. Moles in Taiwan suggest that the Skylight will be upgraded from single-core 1GHz processor to a dual-core part running at 1.5GHz, DigiTimes reports, both from Qualcomm's Snapdragon line. Lenovo_skylight_03 Lenovo …
Tony Smith, 30 Jun 2010
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iPad gouges netbook sales

Tablets look set to displace the netbook, if figures from market watcher DisplaySearch are to be believed. DisplaySearch tracks all mobile computer sales, from netbooks through ultra-portables right the way up to desktop replacement behemoths. The telling figures are netbooks' share of the overall mobile computer market. …
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2010
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Clamshell dinner – Jobs and iPad munch netbook sales

Yes, the iPad will munch the netbook market, according to research firm DisplaySearch. With a new report released on Tuesday, DisplaySearch says that Apple shipped 700,000 iPads into the channel during Q1, accounting for 6.5 per cent of the combined netbook-tablet market by volume, and in Q2, the firm says, that share will rise …
Cade Metz, 15 Jun 2010
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HP exec confirms WebOS tablet

HP's attempt to out-iPad the iPad will indeed be based on Palm's WebOS, a company executive has revealed. Alleged insiders have said as much already, but this is the first time a staffer has gone on record with the information. According to Monty Wong, VP of PCs at HP's Taiwan operation, WebOS will be used in smartphones and …
Tony Smith, 24 May 2010

Samsung and Toshiba squeeze NAND market

Samsung and Toshiba dominate the NAND flash market, leaving little for anyone else, first quarter revenue figures show. A ranking of flash suppliers' revenues in US dollars by iSuppli for the first quarter of this year shows Samsung leading the pack with a 38.5 per cent share, closely followed by Toshiba with 33.8 per cent. …
Chris Mellor, 20 May 2010
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Netbook sales shrivel in face of Apple iPad

A new study indicates that the Apple iPad will shrivel the netbook market. Fortune points us to a March study from financial house Morgan Stanley and research outfit Alphawise that says 44 per cent of US consumers planning to buy an iPad will opt for the Jobsian tablet instead of new netbook or notebook. As you might expect, …
Cade Metz, 06 May 2010
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The year in tech lunacy - an El Reg guide

Yes, readers, it's that time of year again. Time to remember our favorite moments of the year in tech. No, we don't mean the debut of Windows 7. Or the arrival of the iPhone 3GS. We mean that moment when Vladimir Putin bitchslapped Michael Dell. Or when Eric Schmidt officially turned Google into public enemy number one. Here's …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Dec 2009

Netbook sales set to soar - or not

Netbook sales will continue to be strong for the foreseeable future - the only question is how strong. Between 25 and 30 million of the little fellows will be sold this year, but according to a report Monday by the Taiwanese tech-news site DigiTimes, "some netbook players" are forecasting that 2010 will remain flat, with a …
Rik Myslewski, 15 Sep 2009

Apple loses students to netbooks and Windows

When US students return to their classrooms this fall, few of them will be lugging along new Apple notebooks. That's the conclusion reached by a small survey conducted recently by consumer-electronics ecommerce website Retrevo. Of the 300-plus students surved by Retrevo, 34 percent of laptop buyers will purchase netbooks, and …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Aug 2009

Dell: Linux v Windows netbook returns a 'non-issue'

OpenSource World Dell has delivered a dose of reality for both Microsoft and the Linux community on the subject of netbooks. Speaking at OpenSource World, a Dell executive deflated Microsoft's enthusiasm for making a case out of the number of Linux netbooks returned by unhappy customers. Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing manager, said …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Aug 2009

Microsoft ultra-thins to 'out cool' netbooks, Apple

FAM Microsoft is betting ultra-thin laptops can steal business from netbooks and Apple this Christmas while providing the opportunity to sell more expensive copies of Windows. Speaking at Microsoft's annual Financial Analyst Meeting in Redmond, Washington, chief executive Steve Ballmer told investors that Microsoft, Intel, and PC …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jul 2009

PC shipments slide through June

Sales of PCs through distributors are flat year on year, and saw their biggest drop in June. Figures from channel research firm Context showed overall sales in seven European countries grew by two per cent for the quarter, but the figures showed a massive drop in June. Sales of PCs, laptops and servers were down 11.5 per cent …
John Oates, 14 Jul 2009
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World+Dog will buy 33m netbooks in '09, says analyst

Whether you think a netbook is simply a small notebook or a compact machine kitted out solely for web access, rather a lot of buyers around the world are using them in place of their larger siblings. In the Western economies and Japan, notebook shipments are declining while netbook sales are on the rise, market watcher …
Tony Smith, 13 Jul 2009

Intel plays down netbook 'cannibalisation'

An Intel exec claimed today that the dive in computer sales many have blamed on cheap-as-chips netbooks was currently at about 20 per cent, "less than speculation". Chipzilla's EMEA sales boss Christian Morales told Reuters netbook sales accounted for 16 per cent of all notebooks flogged worldwide. He added that the figure …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 May 2009
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Acer rides little netbooks to big profit

The ongoing global Meldown isn't melting everyone, as Taiwan's Acer demonstrated in its 2008 financial results, released Tuesday. In fact, 2008 was a growth year for the world's third-largest PC maker, with operating income up a hefty 38 per cent from 2007: income was $428.8m (£299.8m) in 2008, up from $310.3m (£217m) in 2007 …
Rik Myslewski, 31 Mar 2009
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Verizon to ape AT&T with netbook sales

US cellco giant Verizon Wireless will begin selling netbooks before the middle of the year. According to multiple news outlets, the company will roll out some sort of 3G-enabled, low-cost laptop by the end of the second quarter - or possibly by the beginning of June. The company has not responded to requests for comment, but a …
Cade Metz, 30 Mar 2009
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Netbooks: A bit popular

If you have a desktop or notebook computer and are aged between 25 and 55, there's nearly a one in five chance you have already bought a netbook. According to a PriceGrabber survey, netbook users overwhelmingly own desktop PCs (91 per cent) and a notebook (87 per cent) and PriceGrabber's report writers think this is because the …
Chris Mellor, 02 Feb 2009
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Microsoft cuts 5,000 jobs - but Ballmer's hiring

Analysis Microsoft just announced the first job cuts in its history. You know things are bad. But how bad? Thanks to the tanking PC market, Redmond undershot its own expectations for the normally lucrative second-quarter by nearly $1bn. With Windows revenue dipping eight per cent to $4bn, Microsoft blamed consumers for not buying a …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jan 2009

Apple boasts record Q1 as revenue tops $10bn

Apple announced its first-quarter financial results today, beating estimates from the Wall Street guessmen. But these were almost secondary. During the Q&A session that ended their Q1 earnings call, Apple spokesfolks skirted questions about Steve Jobs's health, dissed netbooks, reaffirmed their support for Apple TV, and fired a …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Jan 2009

PC market defies credit crunch

HP topped the pile in the PC market in the second quarter this year, growing by 19.6 per cent and shipping 13.4 million PCs and notebooks. It nabbed 19.1 per cent of a market which grew 14 per cent year-on-year to total sales of 70.2 million units, despite the global economy faltering around it. HP has led the PC market since …
Chris Mellor, 03 Oct 2008

Michael Dell says: If I could do it all again...

Interview If Michael Dell were starting up in business today, it would be in storage and operate in China. At least that's what he he said in a briefing and interview session with journalists last week. He and Dell's EMEA President David Marmonti gave their views on aspects of Dell's business. The company is not out of the woods yet, …
Chris Mellor, 30 Sep 2008