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Notebook shipments tick upward ahead of Windows 8.1 launch

There may be some hope for the PC market after all. Digitimes‘ latest research report shows that notebook shipments posted a month-over-month across-the-board increase in June as HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer and Asus >>

Tablet shipments to overtake notebooks in 2016, NPD says

Tablets may indeed herald the coming of a “post-PC world,” but that world won’t arrive for another few years, NPD said on Tuesday. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch figures, tablet shipments in >>

Acer chairman eyes MacBook Air-like ultrabooks for PC growth

Acer chairman JT Wang on Thursday reaffirmed the company’s dedication to the new “ultrabook” market, further distancing his company from the low-margin netbooks that have dominated its PC lineup in the past. Following >>

Samsung may exit netbook business in 2012

Samsung is considering an exit from the low-margin netbook business as soon as next year according to a recent report. French CNET blog Blogeee claims to have obtained an email sent by the >>

Sorry Apple, Windows 8 ushers in the post-post-PC era

Microsoft executives took to the stage at the annual BUILD developer conference on Tuesday to give the world its first real look at the future of the Windows operating system. The reception, as >>

Acer founder says tablets like iPad are a fad

Acer founder Stan Shih on Friday said that tablets like Apple’s iPad and ultrabooks like those in the works from numerous Intel partners — including Acer — are a “short-term phenomena.” Speaking with >>

Acer to focus on value, innovation instead of volume

Acer appears to have taken company founder and former CEO Stan Shih’s recent advice quite seriously. Late last month following news that Acer had lowered its guidance for the first quarter of 2011 >>

Acer founder says company needs an overhaul

Acer founder Stan Shih on Tuesday said the company needs to overhaul its operations in order to stay competitive with the changing market. Shih’s comments, which were made at a National Culture and >>