Deutsche Bank is cutting its estimates for PC growth, attributing part of the pessimism to the upcoming 64-bit iPad's penetration of the coveted corporate market in the coming years.
Estimates for 2013 and 2014 PC shipments have been cut to negative 10 percent and negative 8 percent year-to-year, respectively, from previous estimates of negative 8 percent and negative 6 percent, wrote Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank Equity Research in a note to investors on Monday.
Here's an excerpt from the note.
We...expect growing [desktop] virtualization and iPad deployments in the enterprise to pressure corporate PC sales through … Read more
Nerds love details. So much so that nerds can kiss them, live with them, and marry them. Yes, without divorcing.
Real people are slightly different. They sometimes find details overwhelming, confusing, or just plain dull.
Still, when it comes to advertising their wares, tech companies can't help wanting real people to know about the very fine motion sensor or the gesture-controlled gyroscope thingy.
Chrysler has decided to hold hands with Ron Burgundy, in an attempt to prove that details will never trump entertainment.
The HP Slate 8 Pro might garner some quick comparisons with other 8-inch tablets, like Apple's iPad Mini -- thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio -- or Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 -- due to its sleek all-white body -- but the superficial resemblances end there. The HP tablet one-ups its fellow 8-inchers, with its sharp 1,600x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display, Nvidia's speedy Tegra 4 CPU, and a healthy 2GB of RAM.
In comparison to the Galaxy Note 8's average 1,280x800-pixel-resolution screen with 189 ppi (pixels-per-inch) (also the same resolution as Samsung's Galaxy … Read more
The full potential of using a tablet on-the-go is truly unleashed when cellular service is attached to it, and the HP Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD give you a taste of that freedom with two years of free T-Mobile data service. The similarly specced 7-inch and 10-inch tablets come with 200MB of data per month for twenty-four months.
The Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD are the same tablet, just in 7-inch and 10-inch models, and both have 1,280x800-pixel resolution IPS screens and Marvell SoCs with 1GB of RAM.
The Android 4.2.2. tablets come … Read more
HP is doubling down on "detachables," or hybrids, or whatever the buzzword of the week is for touch-screen laptops that convert into tablets. Starting at $599.99, both the 11- and 13-inch version of the company's Pavilion line are set to release on November 17.
The smaller The 11-inch HP Pavilion houses an Intel Bay Trail processor, includes dual batteries -- one in the tablet and another in the keyboard dock -- and features a 1,366x768-pixel-resolution IPS screen that purportedly gets as bright as 400 candelas per square meter; however, I must say that even at … Read more
The HP Spectre comes in both detachable (hybrid) and ultrabook designs. Each device features an aluminum case, and according to HP the ultrabook version of the Spectre 13 is the first fanless detachable ultrabook with a Haswell processor. That's definitely a lot of qualifiers, so it's also probably true.
The laptops also include Beats Audio speakers, and each features a 1,920x1,080-pixel-resolution IPS screen.
In my demo time with the X2 -- HP had the ultrabook version at our meeting, but the prototype unit was not working at the time -- the tablet felt like a well-designed, … Read more
On paper and in-person, the HP Omni 10 looks like another moderate Windows 8.1 tablet, but, those looking for a solid, no-frills device might find its simplicity appealing. To be sure, the Omni 10 has some promising -- albeit practical -- features, including a 10-inch 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display and an Intel Bay Trail processor.
Despite its humdrum demeanor, the Omni 10 tablet packs enough of a punch for productivity, with 64GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The device also features a Micro-HDMI port and a 2-megapixel front-facing and 8-megapixel rear camera.
The Omni 10 … Read more
These days it's hard for a 7-inch tablet to stand out, but that's not stopping the HP Slate 7 Extreme from making a valiant effort. The device is geared toward multimedia experiences and features a few unique qualities that may catch the wandering eye of anyone looking for a Google Nexus 7 alternative.
The Slate 7 Extreme bears some resemblance to the Nexus 7 tablet, but the HP's front-facing speakers and stylus give it enough of a difference for its design to differentiate it from the Google tablet. The 7-inch device houses a stylus on its bottom-right … Read more