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Intel: You'll get 10nm next year – now witness the firepower of this fully armed cash machine

Brushing aside concerns about its 10nm production problems and its ability to meet market demand, Intel reported surprisingly high Q3 2018 financial figures on Thursday, lifting its stock in after-hours trading. For the three months to September 29, Chipzilla reported record quarterly revenue of $19.2bn, an increase of 19 per …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Oct 2018
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PC makers: Intel CPU shortages are here to stay ... for six months

Canalys Channels Forum 2018 As Intel battles to get on top of CPU shortages that have plagued its business in recent times, the world's largest computer makers are hunkering down for six months of tight supply. A surge in Windows 10 PC refreshes, demand from cloud infrastructure builders and Apple, coupled with struggles to produce 10nm silicon has …
Paul Kunert, 10 Oct 2018
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Intel boss admits chips in short supply, lobs cash into the quagmire

Intel on Friday published a letter from CFO and interim CEO Robert Swan reassuring customers that the chip biz will be able to make enough processors to satisfy its customers. Currently, Intel chips are in short supply. The company's inability to deliver 10nm processors is well known; it played a role in the resignation of …
Thomas Claburn, 28 Sep 2018
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Official: AMD now stands for All the Money, Dudes!

AMD is crediting the continued success of Ryzen and Epyc processors, and Radeon graphics chips, in fueling its best quarter since 2011. The other-other CPU vendor turned in a massive Q2 FY2018 on Wednesday with big gains in both sales and net income. For the quarter, ending June 30: Revenues of $1.76bn were up 53 per cent …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 2018
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Intel claims it’s halved laptop display power slurpage

Intel today staged its annual keynote at Taiwan’s Computex tech-fest and revealed a new “Low Power Display Technology” that the company said can halve the power consumption of a laptop’s screen. Chipzilla’s schtick this year is going from “PC to Personal Contribution Platform” and adapting the PC so that users “can make their …
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HP Inc will be less Lesjak, Jack: CFO retires as PC'n'printer biz shifts more gear

HP Inc execs claimed on Tuesday they are staying ahead of the rest of the market with solid sales in both printers and PCs. The hardware giant revealed its financial figures for another healthy quarter, Q2 FY2018, although warned a small number of layoffs are coming amid its ongoing rejig of its workforce while confirming its …
Shaun Nichols, 29 May 2018
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'Repeatable sanitization' is a feature of PCs now

HP Inc has announced a trio of slightly-odd products intended for use in hospitals. The new HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8 Healthcare Edition All-in-One PC and HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition Notebook are computers intended for use in the healthcare industry. The EliteBook will ship with software called "Easy Clean" that …
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Desktop PC shipments dip below 100m/year

Desktop PC shipments dipped below 100 million in 2017 and there's worse to come across the personal computing device market according to analyst firm IDC. The company on Wednesday published a summary of its Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker for 2017's final quarter in which it totted up shipments for the …
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Intel's announced PCs packing 5G, and that's just plain wrong

Intel's breathlessly announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will deploy its 5G modems in their portable PCs sometime in the second half of 2019, and that it will show off prototypes of said laptops at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week. Which is actually pretty bad news, because laptops with built-in-modems never …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Feb 2018
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Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop

The PC market may be in decline but someone is going to buy about 300 million of them this year. And because The Register knows that plenty of our readers are responsible for PC purchasing, deployment and maintenance … here we are with our annual guide to what's new and notable among the new models from HP, Lenovo and Dell, the …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Feb 2018

PC sales get that post-Brexit vote sinking feeling

PC makers - ones that use middlemen to reach customers - are selling fewer boxes in the UK but generating more cash from them because of post-Brexit vote price rises and demand shifting to higher-end gear. Shipments into distributors in Britain fell 12 per cent year on year in Q4 to a little more than one million units: …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jan 2018
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US shoppers abandon PC makers in hour of need

America’s PC market sneezed in Q4 calendar and the rest of the world caught a cold: global sales declined in the final three months of last year, stats from Gartner indicated – although rival IDC did not concur. Shipments into the channel – retailers and tech distributors – dropped 2 per cent year-on-year to 71.6 million, …
Paul Kunert, 12 Jan 2018

HP Inc – the no-drama one – is actually doing fine with PCs, printers

On a day when Meg Whitman, CEO of its sibling HPE, announced her departure from the biz, HP Inc revealed its slow and steady progress in two tough markets. The printers and PCs half of the Hewlett-Packard split closed out a $52bn fiscal year that saw revenues climb by eight per cent on the previous 12 months. For the fourth …
Shaun Nichols, 22 Nov 2017
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Fore! PCI Express 4.0 finally lands on Earth

Somewhat later than expected, the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group, or PCI-SIG, has finally gotten around to releasing the PCIe 4.0 specification, which describes the technical requirements for connecting devices through the PCI Express I/O bus in personal computers and servers. "The delivery of the …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Oct 2017
Dell XP3 13 2-in-1

Dell's flagship XPS13 – a 2-in-1 that may fatally frustrate your fingers

Hands-on When my kids were very little, they'd do something a tiny bit naughty and I'd wiggle my index finger as if to threaten a tickle for their mock misbehaviour. They'd then make a great show of running away shrieking. And now I've discovered that finger has another power, namely making a premium laptop look bad. Said laptop is …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 2017

The sky is blue, water is wet and UK PC shipments are down

Brexit and the general election were highlighted by Gartner as being among the reasons why the good folk of Britain purchased far fewer PCs in Q2. Sales of computers into retailers and distributors dropped by around eleven per cent year-on-year in the period from the start of April to the end of June, according to data sent to …
Andrew Silver, 21 Aug 2017

Microsoft: Get in, IT nerds, you're now using Insider builds and twice-annual Windows rollouts

Living up to its Windows-as-a-service promise, Microsoft has laid out the schedule it will use to roll out Windows 10 and Office 365 updates in future. The Redmond giant says that from now on, Windows and Office for desktop and notebook PCs will get roughly two updates a year that add features and fix bugs. Meanwhile, embedded …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Jul 2017
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PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared

Analyst firms IDC and Gartner have emitted their quarterly assessments of the personal computer market, with both recording further sales slowdowns but also suggesting things could be worse. Gartner reckons the world consumed 61.1 million machines, down 4.3 per cent from the same quarter in 2016. IDC says combined desktop, …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2017

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