Back to black
Asustek has reported net profits of $187.75 million for the third quarter of 2016, up 45 percent on the last quarter and 42 percent on last year. This could be a sign that the bad-old-days of poor PC sales are fading.
There could be a memory shortage for PC vendors brewing, after aggressive short-term orders coming in from smartphone vendors.
US swimmer used to prove PCs are not under water
Chipzilla is hoping to make a splash by hiring a US gold medal swimmer to promote its new range of PCs.
Longest period of decline in history
Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that worldwide PC shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016 – a 5.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2015.
Sporting Core i5/i7 CPU, NVMe SSD and 360-degree audio
While Samsung's smartphone division is probably in scrambles now that Galaxy Note 7 had its nemesis, Samsung's PC division is working on a high-end desktop PC system with a cylindrical design that has been spotted for pre-order on Amazon. It's the Samsung ArtPC.
Of course the patent might blue screen
Software king of the world, Microsoft thinks it might be able to cure cancer by treating it in the same way as a computer virus.
Four Excavator x86 CPU cores
AMD has announced that its 7th-generation A-Series Bristol Ridge microprocessors are shipping to PC makers.
Ultra-low powered palm-sized
Axiomtek has released a new eBOX560-500-FL, which is an Intel Skylake-based fanless, palm-sized embedded system with a full-featured I/O interface.
China getting expensive
Chinese PC maker Lenovo appears to think that its home turf is getting too expensive.
Fanboys are revolting
A while back Apple took the Nintendo out of those who owned five year old PCs calling them “sad people”. However, the fruity cargo cult is now peddling “new” computers which are that august age and even Apple fanboys are screaming “hey we are not THAT sad.”