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HP Beats Analyst Expectations in Third Quarter, Reports $11.9 Billion Revenues with Stabilized PC Sales

26 Aug

By Vishal Srivastava, The Tech Portal

HP, the second-largest PC manufacturer after Lenovo, recently announced its third quarter earnings report. It reported a revenue of $11.9 billion and $783 million in earnings (48 cents a share). Although the numbers declined from the period last year but they managed to beat analyst estimates which had pegged revenues at $11.44 billion and an EPS of 44 cents. (more…)

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 5.2 Percent in Second Quarter of 2016

12 Jul

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.3 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 5.2 percent decline from the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This was the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, but Gartner analysts said the market is showing some signs of improvement. (more…)

Security Researcher Uncovers High-Risk BIOS Vulnerability in Lenovo PCs (Yet Again!!)

6 Jul

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

This ain’t anything new but Lenovo is yet again under fire for its security practices. A security researcher has discovered a UEFI bug that exposes Lenovo(and possibly other vendor) machines to arbitrary System Management Mode(SMM) code execution, rendering Windows’ basic security protocols useless. (more…)

ZOTAC Rolls Out Backpack VR PCs

4 Jun

ZOTAC, manufacturer of mini PCs, introduced at Computex 2016 its latest product, a PC in a backpack that enables virtual reality (VR) gaming. (more…)

UniPixel Wins Programs with New Japanese PC OEM Customer

5 May

UniPixel, Inc., a provider of advanced touch solutions to the touchscreen and flexible electronics markets, today announced the addition of a new customer, a leading Japanese PC manufacturer, with design wins for two new notebooks. The two new notebooks will feature UniPixel’s XTouch and Diamond Guard technologies. (more…)

Asus Claims A 40 Percent Market Share In The PC Gaming Market

30 Jan

By Zuber Ahmad, The Tech Portal

Asustek Computer Inc. better known as ASUS, has released some fresh stats on its hold over the PC gaming market. The Taiwanese multinational has announced, that its overall market share in the high-end gaming PC market has reached 40 percent. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Combined Shipments of Monitor and Notebook Panels Fell About 10% Annually in 2015 Due to Cooling Demand

27 Jan

The market for LCD panels for IT applications (monitors and notebooks) was generally quite sluggish during 2015. There was also a lack of interesting products that could stimulate replacement activities. According to the latest large-size LCD panel shipment report from WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global shipments of monitor panels for 2015 fell 11% year on year to 142.2 million units. Global shipments of notebook panels were also down 8% from 2014 to 176.1 million units. (more…)

Asustek Upbeat on Notebook, Smartphone Shipments

3 Dec

Notebook computer maker Asustek expects its shipments to grow at a healthy rate in the October-December period and into the first quarter of 2016 on the back of recovering demand, a company executive said recently. (more…)

IDC: Acer and Asustek Shipments Plummet in EMEA

19 Oct

Acer and Asustek are continuing to perform poorly in the global PC market as their shipments fell sharply in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during the third quarter, according to a new report by research firm IDC. (more…)

iMac Gets Massive Display Upgrades, Will Get 4K And 5K Resolutions

15 Oct

By Zuber Ahmad, The Tech Portal

Apple just brought in its retina display technology into the 21.5 inch iMac range, with 4K resolution displays. Announcing a number of updates to its iMac range, Apple has made universal retina display in all iMac’s including the 27 inch iMacs, which now has the capacity to display 5K resolution. (more…)