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PC Gaming Hardware Market Worth Double Console Market

The PC Gaming hardware market has been going from strength to strength over the last few years. The general PC market has declined as tablets, smartphones and notebooks have taking over consumers’ everyday computing needs but the…

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Gartner Believes PC Industry Will Receive Brief Reprieve in 2014

Shipment of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will grow 4.2 percent from 2013, reaching 2.4 billion units this year, according to research group Gartner. It’s a welcome sign for PC OEMs, trying desperately to get…

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IDC Says Tablet Shipments Will Overtake Total PC Shipments In 2015

A new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) believes that shipments of tablets will eventually overtake that of PCs by the end of 2015 if data is measured on an annual basis. If looked at…

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IDC Lowers PC Market Outlook Again – Gloomy Predictions

IDC (International Data Corporation) have updated their yearly forecast for the PC Market in 2013 – and things do not look good. The negative growth estimates have been revised down even lower and now the worldwide…

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Second Tier Notebook Vendors Being Marginalised Says Report

Digitimes has revealed that the fortunes of tier two notebook vendors are falling somewhat. In simple terms tier two, or second tier, notebook vendors are those vendors who are below the top ten in terms of…

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Acer Reportedly Planning To Give Up On All Windows Operating Systems

Acer has known to be struggling in recent times and you only have to look at the figures below to see how significant the decline has been. Acer have seen a huge slump in sales over…

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Analysts Urge Microsoft To Cut Price Of Windows Operating Systems

As the decline of Windows in the global computing market continues to accelerate research firm Canalys has said that it believes Microsoft needs to lower the price of Windows to compensate. Their latest figures revealed a PC…

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One In Three Windows 8 Users Downgrade To Windows 7 Says Report

A report by Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite.com has revealed some interesting things. He estimates from his data and calculations that there are approximately 88.5 million Windows 8 users out of 1.5 billion PCs – so roughly 6% of…

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Windows 8 Growing In Popularity With Gamers Shows Steam Hardware Survey

The Steam Hardware Survey always gives a good indication of what PC gamers are doing in terms of hardware and software trends. The monthly survey reveals details on all the hardware and software inside Steam users’…

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Windows 8 Experiences Slowest Rate Of Growth In July

Windows 8 experienced a bit of a boost last month with the release of the Windows 8.1 preview but now that all the excitement has died down a bit the latest current OS from Microsoft has…

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Supply Of Displays Out-paces Demand, Prices Expected To Fall

According to the latest figures published by the market analysts iSuppli the demand for large LCD/LED-LCD/IPS displays will be too low to meet demand causing widespread price drops. In terms of figures the period July through…

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Windows Plummets In Global Computing Market, Android Takes Over

While we know Windows based operating systems dominates the “desktop market” with around 91% of market share, the world of computing is much more than that. It includes tablets, smartphones, consoles, servers and so on. With the…

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Windows XP’s Death Could Save PC Market Says Analysts

Microsoft’s Windows XP has its support ended on April 14th 2014. As a result of this many business and home users will need to make the shift to a newer operating system. Those operating systems which…

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Analysts Say Windows 8 Not To Blame For PC Decline

PC analysts Gartner have made their latest report on the state of the PC market.  According to them PC shipments declined 10.9% in the second quarter of 2013 but they believe Windows 8 should not be…

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Lenovo Overtakes HP As World’s Top PC Vendor

Worldwide PC shipments have taken another hit this year, down 11.4% to 75.6 million compared to the same quarter of 2012, of which 2012 was already a low point on a declining trajectory. Forecasts estimated 75.4…

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Windows Runs On 91% Of World’s Desktop Computers

Despite all the bad press Microsoft has had this year, and the bashing that Windows 8 has faced (rightly or wrongly so), Microsoft still dominates the desktop PC market and this shows absolutely no sign of…

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Microsoft Signs Anti-Piracy Act With HP & Samsung For Chinese Market

Piracy is a big problem for Microsoft is the Chinese market as PC vendors looking to keep costs down will often cut corners on the operating system and install pirated copies of Windows. Microsoft has signed…

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IDC Says PC Monitor Market Growth Is Falling But Screen Size Is Increasing

The decline of the PC has been well documented for many years now. Tablets and smartphones are slowly eating into the PC market’s previous dominance of computing. As a result of this certain markets are slowing…