Categories: Personal Computers

Intel Boosts Outlook on Improving Demand

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on August 28

Dell, Hewlett-Packard Co. and other customers of Intel remain cautious about end-user demand, but the chipmaker says things are finally looking up. Santa Clara (Calif.)-based Intel on Aug. 28 said…

Google’s Chrome Operating System: We’ve Got It All Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

“A real rival to Windows.” “Google drops a nuclear bomb on Microsoft.” It all sounds so dramatic and exciting, the kind of story we journalists love. But I can’t help…

Looking for Honesty in Battery Life

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 18

When you are a distant No. 2, you really have to try harder. And sometimes it even works. A few years ago, AMD launched a campaign against using a processor’s…

Dell Clarifies It’s M&A Record, And Weighs In On Acer’s Market Share Gains

Posted by: Peter Burrows on May 08

I just heard from Dell’s public relations folks, about my May 7 post “Nightmare In Round Rock: Acer Closes In On Dell For No. 2 In PCs.” They had some…

Nightmare In Round Rock: Acer Closes In On Dell For No. 2 In PCs

Posted by: Peter Burrows on May 07

Acer’s ambition to be the world’s largest PC maker by 2011 would have been laughable a year ago. But as my colleague Bruce Einhorn recently pointed out in his…

Microsoft to Stop Charging For Home PC Security

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on November 19

Two years after jumping into the PC security software market, Microsoft is scaling back its ambitions there. The company said Nov. 18 it’s discontinuing its $50-a-year OneCare software in favor…

A Profusion of Minis

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 02

For a product category that has yet to prove that it has a real market, there sure are a lot of low-cost mini-PCs being announced. With the Computex show in…

Integrating the High End: HP vs. Dell

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 21

In 2006, Dell and Hewlett-Packard both went after PC makers specializing in high-end gaming systems. Dell bought Alienware and HP acquired Voodoo. Dell’s strategy remains opaque, with a lack of…

Tracking Stephen Dukker’s Thin Client Dreams

Posted by: Peter Burrows on September 03

Dukker, then CEO of eMachines, helped make the PC affordable for millions in the 1990s by pioneering the market for PCs priced as low as $400. But when PC market…

A Tale of Two Companies

Posted by: Peter Burrows on May 09

Today, as Dell execs hunker down in Austin to ride out the negative winds swirling as a result of its preannoucement yesterday, execs from Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group will be…

One More Reason to Buy a Mac

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 05

Not that I needed another reason, since I’ve been intending to move to a Mac for my personal machine for months now. But I think today’s release of Boot Camp,…

The Intel Advantage?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 08

There’s remarkable news from the front in the ongoing microprocessor wars. In October, more PCs sold in US retail outlets were equipped with microprocessors from AMD, rather than from Intel,…

The New Big Squeeze Facing Dell?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 01

Soon after I got back to the office yesterday after interviewing executives at Sun Microsystems, Dell Inc. pre-announced bad news for the second quarter in a row. That got me…

Inside “Dell Hell”

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 29

My colleague Louise Lee’s new story digging into Dell’s customer-service challenges won’t come as a surprise to the many folks who commented on a post that asked for people’s experiences…

Gotta Dell, Dude? Tell us about it

Posted by: Peter Burrows on September 21

If you’ve got a Dell and have had a recent experience, good or bad, we’d like to hear your story.

Apple Intel: The Hidden Impact

Posted by: Peter Burrows on June 13

This partnership might even help the PC industry get over its nearly terminal case of Dell Envy.

Otellini’s Unrequited Hug

Posted by: Peter Burrows on June 06

I just got back from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where Steve Jobs laid out Apple’s plan to base future Macs on Intel’s microprocessors. All in all, it was another demo…

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