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HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame

If there is something missing on this sunny Friday, it could well be a collective yearning among Reg readers to know how HP Ink Inc is faring in the UK. Fear not, for we have the latest financials. The PC and print arm that undocked from the mothership back in 2015 turned over £1.4bn in sales for the 12 months ended 31 October …
Paul Kunert, 29 Jun 2018
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The suits helped biz PC makers feed their kids in bumper Q2

Less than six months ago forecasters were predicting continued gloom for the European PC market. Sales had been hit hard in 2017 by price hikes amid component shortages and as US vendors sought to maintain margins by offsetting the rise in value of the US dollar versus both the Euro and the Brit pound. However, businesses …
Team Register, 26 Jun 2018
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Lenovo sends EMEA exec into metaphorical burning building

Lenovo is parachuting an EMEA exec into its North America computer division that has recorded year-on-year sales declines for the past six consecutive quarters. Pascal Bourguet, who joined Lenovo from HP Inc in 2015 and most recently headed PC ops for EMEA, is new chief category officer across the pond, an internal memo seen …
Paul Kunert, 3 Apr 2018

Bros, in these taxing times, PC culture has had a major effect on HP

Stronger than expected PC and printer sales, plus a tax windfall, gave HP Inc one of its best quarters in recent history, according to its latest financial figures. The company saw double digit growth in sales of PCs and printers in the three months to the end of January, and in all trading regions worldwide. Furthermore, CEO …
Iain Thomson, 23 Feb 2018
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Serverless: Should we be scared? Maybe. Is it a silly name? Possibly

What exactly is "serverless"? Like many popular technology terms, the exact definition of serverless is increasingly fluid. Also like many popular technology terms, the fact that the term means different things to different people doesn't sit well in some quarters. I've taken my own stab at defining serverless here on El Reg. …
Trevor Pott, 23 Jan 2018
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Gartner says back-to-school PC sales failed. IDC says they worked

Analyst outfits Gartner and IDC have reached opposing conclusions on the same set of events. Both chose Tuesday to release their quarterly count of PC sales for the year's third quarter. Gartner's principal analyst Mika Kitagawa proclaimed the quarter was a “very weak back-to-school sales season” and the firm reported a 3.6 …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 2017

UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

The average trade price of computers in Britain shot up by almost a third in the past year since the EU referendum, though a weakened pound might not tell the whole story. According to distributor data collated by channel analyst CONTEXT, average sales prices (ASPs) for desktops, notebooks and workstations reached £480 in July …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2017
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PC sales to fall and fall and fall and fall and fall for the next five years

Analyst firm IDC has issued a forecast for PC sales from 2016 to 2021, and the news is bad: shipments slipping from 2016's 435.1 million units to 398.3 million in 2021, for five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 per cent. “Shipments could pick up if accelerators like economic conditions, adoption of gaming, VR, and …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Aug 2017
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Despite being totally Megless, HP Inc stands on its own two feet

HP Inc continues to thrive in the PC and printer markets to the tune of double-digit revenue growth. The personal compute side of the Hewlett Packard breakup soared past analyst estimates to report a solid Q3 for FY 2017, ended July 31: Revenues of $13.1bn were up 10 per cent from the year-ago quarter and well beyond analyst …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Aug 2017
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PCs will get pricier and you're gonna like it, say Gartner market shamans

PCs should become more expensive this year but consumers will continue to buy them, Gartner has read in the tea leaves. The market analysis firm has realised that PC components (we're looking at you, DRAM and SSDs) are getting more expensive around the world. And although vendors are absorbing some of the costs, they're also …
Andrew Silver, 5 Jul 2017
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Brexploitation! PC price wars? Yep. Vendors see who can go higher

Computer trade prices have surged in the year since the EU referendum with currency and component shortages fingered, at least according to sales data from tech distributors. The stats, collated by channel analyst Context, showed average sales prices (ASPs) on consumer and business machines sold to wholesalers in the UK …
Lily Moore, 16 Jun 2017
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Fujitsu PC biz tie-in with Lenovo to happen 'soon'

Japanese tech monolith Fujitsu's long awaited sale "synergy" of its PC business with Lenovo will happen "soon", the firm's president has today promised. "We are in the final stages of working out how best to create synergies for our two companies," said Fujitsu prez Tatsuya Tanaka, adding: "We expect to wrap it up soon." "It' …
Kat Hall, 6 Jun 2017
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HP Inc CEO reports 'breakthrough' quarter as PC sales shoot up

For the first time in more than half a decade HP Inc has managed to report quarterly growth in both its PC and printer businesses, a point CEO Dion Weisler described as a watershed moment in the company's recent history. However, spiralling costs, particularly in Selling, General and Administrative Expenses, meant profits were …
Paul Kunert, 25 May 2017

Having a monopoly on x86 chips and charging eyewatering prices really does pay off – Intel CEO

Intel today revealed that its first-quarter earnings and sales were more or less as forecast, sending its stock down in after-hours trading. Analysts had anticipated a Q1 2017 earnings-per-share figure of $0.65, non-GAAP, in line with Chipzilla's guidance. The Santa Clara, California-based processor giant reported EPS of $0.66 …
Thomas Claburn, 27 Apr 2017
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Device spend will rise 2% to $600bn in 2017, say techno-seers

Techno-seers Gartner have once again peered into the cosmic spreadsheet and found that global device spend will increase by 2 per cent this year to $600bn (£480bn) in its latest tech spend divination ritual. The total number of devices shipped in 2017 is expected to reach 2.3 billion, a slight increase on the previous year. …
Kat Hall, 6 Apr 2017
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Shopping for PCs? Ding, dong, the Dock is dead in 2017's new models

Yes, PC sales are now moribund. But someone's going to buy about 280 million of them this year. Lenovo, HP Inc and Dell look like being the ones to sell them to businesses, because all have rosy outlooks for PC sales despite the long sales slide across the industry. The Register therefore asked the three companies*, universally …
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Fujitsu: Rumours of our PC demise have been greatly exaggerated

Japanese tech godzilla Fujitsu has insisted it is not exiting the PC market despite being in talks with Chinese rival Lenovo to offload its devices unit. Speaking at the Fujitsu Forum trade fair event in Munich, head honcho for Fujitsu in Europe, Middle East and India Duncan Tait said: "We are very clearly in the PC business" …
Kat Hall, 16 Nov 2016

Let's praise Surface, not bury it

Comment Yes, I know the new Surface kit unveiled by Microsoft (hands-on and roundup) is both lavishly over-engineered and ludicrously expensive. You know that. We all know that. But that's not the point. The Surface extravaganza is a good thing. Faced with a mortal threat, Microsoft is doing something it should have done years ago – …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Oct 2016

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