AMD secures 70 percent revenue growth, adjusts expectations
AMD scored positive results in the second quarter of this year. Revenue rose by 70 percent, primarily driven by the data center segment. Nonetheless, long-term expectations were lowered.
The processor manufacturer has the wind in its sails, especially in the data center processor segment. AMD p... Read more
‘PC sales continue to decline’
PC sales are on the decline worldwide. This is concluded by Counterpoint's market experts in their first quarterly survey of 2022. Only Apple and Dell showed growth. The drop brings an end to two years of strong growth in laptop and PC sales.
In the past two years, global laptop and PC sales inc... Read more
Acer launches new Chromebooks, laptops for 3D professionals and more
Acer's latest offerings comprise a series of new Chromebooks, laptops intended for creative professionals working with 3D tools, a suite of eco-friendly devices, and antimicrobial products. The portfolio updates, which include new Predator gaming devices, were announced at a global press conference... Read more
Western European PC market only grew 3 percent in second quarter
The changes that happened in work and technology following COVID-restrictions provide an interesting case study. The latest report by Canalys, Western EU exhibits slowing growth in sales of PCs (workstations, notebooks, and desktops) even though the demand is high.
That growth, which stands at 3... Read more
Lenovo’s Q1 profits exceed expectations, leading to a jump in share prices
Lenovo is currently the world's biggest maker of PCs. On Wednesday, the Chinese company posted better-than-expected first-quarter profits, leading to a jump in its share prices as the pandemic continues to make work-from-home arrangements necessary.
The company's shares rose by as much as 9.7% a... Read more
Chromebooks dominate the global PC market: 75% annual growth
A new Canalys report shows that Chromebooks have outperformed the rest of the industry product categories, recording a 75% rise in annual growth and shipped out 11.9 million units in the second quarter. The worldwide PC market posted growth in shipments of 10% to hit 121.7 million units.
The gro... Read more
‘Chromebook boom will not live beyond the pandemic’
2021 will continue to see a boom in PC sales, but as the pandemic recedes, analysts think that the market will start spending money on other things. Analyst firm IDC issued a forecast as part of its Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.
The firm predicts that Chromebooks will su... Read more
Chromebook sales rise 275% in Q1 2021
The pandemic year drove up laptop sales as people sought out entertainment in accessible forms and tried to get work done with the latest equipment from home offices. The necessity of working meant that PC sales were going to rise dramatically and they did.
According to Canalys' data in early Ja... Read more
PC market continues to boom despite shortage of chips
Gartner and IDC say worldwide PC shipments grew by a surprising amount in first quarter of 2021.
Despite a global shortage of semiconductor chips, the PC industry had a strong first quarter, according to research firm Gartner. They estimate that shipments of laptops and desktops rose 32 percent... Read more
2020 saw the highest increase in PC shipments in a decade
Rising meteorically by 13%, 2020 was the year that PC shipments kicked into high gear. The surge in remote working and online learning meant that if you did not have a computer, you were missing out on everything.
The worldwide shipments were recorded as 91.6 million units, in just the fourth qu... Read more