PC is becoming forgotten and abandoned project
Published in News


Xbox man claims


Former Xbox lead engineer Boyd Multerer shocked the Develop conference by this year by warning that the PC is becoming the red-headed step-child of the processor market.

PC users will drop off a memory cliff
Published in Memory


Crucial report


Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.

Acer thinks the money is in high-margin PCs
Published in Notebooks


And it is paying off

Acer has been focuing on flogging high-margin PCs including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, and it appears to be paying off. 

Atari makes a new games console
Published in News


First time in 20 years 

Atari is making a video games console for the first time in more than 20 years and it looks like it will be a retro machine.

PC market could start growing again in 2019
Published in News


Latest prediction from IDC


Divination experts from IDC have been shuffling their Tarot cards and consulting the entrails of a particularly annoying toddler and reached the conclusion that the PC market will start growing again in 2019.

Huawei expands into PCs
Published in Notebooks


Huawei sees something that others don't

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is planning a global expansion into computers.

Premier Farnell turns Raspberry Pi into a PC
Published in Motherboards

Bare bones, bare bones dem, bare bones

Premier Farnell has turned the Raspberry Pi microcomputer into a fully-fledged PC.

Dell says gaming PCs are doing well
Published in Notebooks


Better than ordinary PCs

Grey box shifter Dell said that global demand for gaming PCs is heating up and the boom will continue over the next five years.

Samsung to overtake Intel
Published in Processors


World’s largest chipmaker


The age where Intel is considered the world’s largest chipmaker might be ending.

Worldwide PC shipments fall below 63 million units
Published in News


Looks like limbo bar can go lower

Beancounters at Gartner Group have said that worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.2 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 2.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2016. The first quarter of 2017 was the first time since 2007 that the PC market experienced shipments below 63 million units in a quarter.