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Dell ready to unveil its next MacBook Air competitor following Adamo flop [video]

May 23rd, 2011

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Dell is ready to readdress the luxury notebook market with a new ultra-thin offering to take on Apple’s MacBook Air. Dell launched its sleek Adamo line in March 2009 and its first model was an underpowered, over-designed offering that started at $2,000. Dell would later introduce less expensive …

Mac sales slow in April according to NPD

May 17th, 2011

Sales of Apple’s Mac line of personal computers slowed in April, leaving a question mark for analysts who have lofty expectations of Apple computers in the June quarter. Industry tracker NPD Group on Monday issued its estimates for Mac sales in the month of April. While the firm found that sales did grow compared to …

HP reports Q2 earnings: revenue up over last year, weak Q3 guidance

May 17th, 2011

HP reported its second quarter results for 2011 early on Tuesday. Net revenue of $31.6 billion was up 3% from the $30.8 billion in net revenue HP reported during the second quarter last year. The firm reported income of $2.3 billion, up 5% from the same period last year. HP said its results were driven …

Apple’s iPad isn’t hurting PC sales, NPD finds

May 12th, 2011

Market research firm NPD Group this week revealed the findings of its recent report entitled, Apple iPad Owner Study II. Among the interesting findings contained within NPD’s research is the revelation that the iPad isn’t responsible for the current decline in the traditional consumer PC market — at least, not according to NPD and its respondents. …

Samsung and Acer to intro Google ‘Chromebooks’ on June 15th

May 11th, 2011

During the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, Google discussed the future of its “Chrome OS” platform, as well as some future products that will soon hit the market. Google has improved the performance of Adobe Flash playback within the browser, and the OS will now recognize I/O devices — such as cameras …

‘PC market is in its twilight,’ says former Apple exec

May 10th, 2011

In a “Monday Note” blog post that questioned Intel’s new 3D transistors and the company’s lack of presence in the mobile space, former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassee took some stabs at the chip maker and stated that the PC market is dying. “Now that the PC market is in its twilight, with mobile devices proliferating …

HP refreshes EliteBook, ENVY, Mini, Pavilion, ProBook, notebook lines

May 10th, 2011

On Monday HP announced that it has updated its EliteBook, ENVY, Mini, Pavilion, and ProBook notebook families with some more robust models. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new: HP’s ProBook 5330m, designed for business users, is less than an inch thick, weighs 3.9 pounds, and has a 13.3-inch screen. It’s powered by Intel’s Core …

Apple surpasses Google as most valuable brand in the world

May 9th, 2011

Apple has surpassed Google as world’s most valuable brand, according to advertising firm WPP’s “BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands” study. Apple’s brand value has ballooned 859% since 2006, and increased 84% to $153.3 billion this year. Tech companies dominate the rankings: AT&T, China Mobile, IBM, and Microsoft all have spots in the top-10 …

Foxconn asks employees to sign ‘anti-suicide pledge’

May 5th, 2011

We’ve reported on the harsh working conditions at Foxconn — which have allegedly driven some workers to commit suicide — and now the firm is asking its workers to sign pledges stating that they will not hold Foxconn responsible if they commit suicide, Daily Mail says. While translations may vary, the letter to employees reportedly …