Let’s Make PCs First-Class Citizens of the Connected World

The PC industry is in the doldrums. Shipments continue to decline, and consumers and business buyers are holding on to their existing hardware for increasingly long periods of time. Fast new processors haven’t caused them … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / May 20th, 2016

Could Mainstream PCs be Used to Power Better VR?

On January 25th, I wrote a piece in our main area where I asked the question, “Should Apple Jump on the VR Bandwagon?” I said Apple had not yet made much noise in the area...

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Tim Bajarin / February 3rd, 2016

Podcast: Microsoft Event, Dell and HP PCs

This week, Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell analyze the recent Microsoft hardware launch event, including their new Surface 2-in-1s and Lumia phones, and discuss new PC announcements from both Dell and HP. Click … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 10th, 2015
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Why Phones and Pads Cannot Replace PCs

The other day, I wanted to take a photo that had been sent to me attached to an email and make it a feature in a Facebook post. Now, if I had been working on … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 6th, 2015
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Apple, Microsoft, and the Success of PCs

Maybe the disaster of Lenovo may help save the PC sales business. The world’s leading brand of PCs got into a lot of trouble when customers discovered a program called Superfish, ostensibly designed as a … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 25th, 2015

Sexiest New Devices? PCs…

After narrowly escaping death (not really, but a lot of people sure tried to convince us of it), the PC industry is regaining some color in its face and starting to make bold moves forward. … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 2nd, 2015

How Will Windows 10 Impact PCs and Tablets?

Much has been written about Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement overall, as well as their recent earnings. One key issue that I haven’t seen discussed in great detail, however, is the real-world impact that Windows 10 … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 27th, 2015

New Life for PCs

After having been written off as dead more times than I can remember, it seems the PC industry is staging a resurrection of sorts, driven by both businesses and consumers starting to realize that PCs … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / August 12th, 2014

Tech.pinions Podcast: E3, PCs and Wearables

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Bob O’Donnell, Jan Dawson and John Kirk discuss the game console news from the E3 Entertainment Expo, and debate the state of the PC market and the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 14th, 2014

Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple/Beats, Dell PCs, Intel/Rockchip

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, and Ben Bajarin comment on the Apple/Beats deal, talk about Dell and the state of the PC industry, and analyze the recent partnership … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 31st, 2014

Surface Pro 3: The Future of PCs?

I attended the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launch in New York last week and it got me thinking. After spending some time with the device and contemplating its potential impact, I realized it was time … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / May 27th, 2014

The iPad and PCs

A few years ago I started making the point that our behavioral research findings kept indicating that once consumers started using iPads that their PC usage declined. My overall point was not that the iPad...

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Ben Bajarin / October 31st, 2013

The Soft Improvements in new PCs Could be their Biggest Draw

Last week was an ugly week for the computer world. The IDC figures that came out for Q1 said that it was the biggest contraction the PC market that had ever been seen since their … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / April 26th, 2013

The PCs New Role as an Appliance

I have written and spoken often about my conviction that the role of the PC is changing. The personal computer as defined by a desktop and clamshell form factor was, for many years, the only … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / April 22nd, 2013

The Opinion Cast: PCs are losing, Android is Winning?

Sorry for the long delay in our opinion cast. We are implementing a new model that we believe will make it even better. We have sought professional help and brought on a moderator / host … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 16th, 2012

PCs Gone Wild

One of the most exciting things happening in the industry right now is the diverse innovation coming from Windows PC OEMs, who are making every type of form factor imaginable. Looking specifically at the traditional … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 16th, 2012

In Praise of Old-fashioned PCs

. I’m a big fan of tablets, especially the iPad. Altrhough I find myself spending more and more time with a tablet and less and less with a traditional computer, I can’t imagine getting by … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 7th, 2012
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Smartphones, Tablets, and PCs: A Computer for Every Purpose

I’m fresh back from a couple of lovely weeks cruising the Mediterranean. In addition to providing some needed relaxation, the trip convinced me that we are truly living in a golden age of computing. Whatever … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 6th, 2012
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Does Apple Love PCs More Than Microsoft?

Does Apple, the post-PC company, have more faith in the future of PCs, than Microsoft? The idea may seem a stretch, seeing how Apple’s business is now dominated by iPhones and iPads, but it may … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 13th, 2012

“PC Free” in iOS 5 Doesn’t Mean “Free from PCs” (or Macs)

There’s a new feature in iOS 5 that’s called “PC Free”.  While the definition is very specific, it conjures up a lot of images I would guess, specifically getting rid of the PC and Mac. … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / October 11th, 2011

Hey, They’re All Just PCs

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The Tech.pinions Team / August 22nd, 2011

Why Convertible PCs Are About To Become Very Popular

Convertible computers are those that can serve as a standalone media tablet and, when attached to a keyboard, can serve as a notebook. I believe that in 2013, these will be immensely popular. This is … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / July 13th, 2011

Will UltraBooks Make PCs Interesting Again?

I ask this question specifically because this is the question those who make PC’s are asking. In particular this initiative to make the PC relevant again is being driven by Intel and in part by … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 6th, 2011

An Important Step Forward in Apple’s Strategy

As I was thinking broadly about Apple’s pricing shift with the iPad, it’s clear there is an important strategy coming into play for Apple. Any good analysis of Apple notes their value is in the...

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Ben Bajarin / March 27th, 2017

Despite 5G Hype, still a Compelling Roadmap for 4G

5G was the dominant topic of conversation at this year’s Mobile World Congress. While this might be the sexiest topic in telecom right now, there’s still a compelling 4G LTE roadmap, incorporating many of the … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 24th, 2017
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