Is Mobile Innovation Dead?

I have a very long history when it comes to being involved with laptop designs. In 1984, as part of my consulting work with IBM, I was asked to be part of the team that...

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Tim Bajarin / February 15th, 2017
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iPad Pro and Surface. The Future of Notebooks

There is an unquestionable trend emerging — tablets are evolving into notebooks. This does not mean all tablet/notebook combinations will replace PCs. However, it does validate the opinion that there is a segment for these...

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Ben Bajarin / September 15th, 2015

Insight on the Consumer Notebook and Desktop Market

It is clear a massive behavioral shift has taken place in consumer markets. In the recent past, the PC industry was growing and filled with optimism as consumers began to buy PCs and, specifically, to...

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Ben Bajarin / April 14th, 2015

MacBook and the Future of Laptops

The good looks of the new 12 inch MacBook got most of the attention when the light, thin laptop was unveiled. But the most important components were hidden inside the case and may be the...

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Steve Wildstrom / March 20th, 2015

Research/Data: Phablet Impact Continues to Grow

The device market continues to evolve and grow, following paths that aren’t always as obvious as one might presume. PCs were dead, and now they’re not. Tablets were taking over, and now they’re not. Phablets...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 26th, 2015

The Lasting Impact of the Lenovo Adware Crisis

Last Thursday, various security research groups posted their findings about the potential impact of Lenovo adding “adware” from Superfish to various models of consumer laptops they have sold since last September. The gist of the problem is Superfish apparently hijacks certain...

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Tim Bajarin / February 25th, 2015

The Wire-Free PC

One of the ways smartphones and tablets have a clear advantage over typical PCs is in the area of wires—or should I say, the lack thereof. Most people regularly use their smartphones and tablets completely...

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Bob O'Donnell / February 19th, 2015

Intel and Qualcomm’s Challenges

It is interesting to see some of the challenges facing once dominant semiconductor companies as the evolution of computing continues. Intel is and has been challenged to maintain the relevance of their architecture as personal...

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Ben Bajarin / January 29th, 2015

Mobile Security: The Key to a Successful BYOD Implementation

A great deal has been said and written about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs and their real-world impact on today’s businesses, employees and IT departments. Regardless of your feelings on that matter, there’s no...

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Bob O'Donnell / January 15th, 2015

When a Smartphone Becomes Your PC

Some of the most interesting things I see at CES are not on the show floor. They come from meetings I have behind closed doors in various suites and small rooms tied to a company’s bigger...

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Tim Bajarin / January 14th, 2015

Mobile App Development Challenges

Despite all the hype around enterprise mobility, there are still significant challenges many organizations are facing. The simple truth is many organizations are finding the move to mobile applications more challenging than it might appear....

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Bob O'Donnell / December 18th, 2014

The Danger of the $200 PC

There have been rumors of the return to netbook pricing in the PC market. We believe this could have an irreversible impact on overall PC prices. When we study the PC market, we see a high...

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Ben Bajarin / December 12th, 2014

Why Chromebooks Have No Consumer Market Future

The question of whether Chromebooks will have a future in pure consumer markets is an intriguing one. There’s no question Chromebooks are well positioned for education markets where they are selling in volume. But I...

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Ben Bajarin / December 4th, 2014

Takeaways From IBM’s Black Friday E-Commerce Report

Recently, IBM released their post Black Friday analytics report. As always, it includes some interesting takeaways around devices and platforms used for Black Friday e-commerce. Before digging into the report, I thought this tweet from...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2014

What Foxconn Making a Nokia Tablet Tells Us About the Future

Something interesting happened today. Many people missed what is perhaps a significant development when Nokia announced the N1 Android tablet. Lots of folks saw the announcement and proclaimed Nokia back in the hardware business, making and...

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Ben Bajarin / November 18th, 2014
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The New Dell vs the New HP

As I sat through various sessions at the recent Dell World event in Austin, TX, I could not help but think about the new Dell vs the new HP. In a recent Techpinions article, I wrote about how Dell, as...

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Tim Bajarin / November 18th, 2014

Chart: Internet Access by Device

As our readers know, every now and then I like to post a chart and tease out the highlights. Today, I want to do that with some updated data. Across many global markets, consumers were...

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Ben Bajarin / November 7th, 2014

Research: Who’s Buying What Tech around the Globe This Holiday Season

We have some research that gives us insight into what tech products are on the interest horizon for purchase over the next six months. While intent to purchase surveys don’t always lead to purchases, it...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2014

The Microsoft Surface Is A Yachting Cap, Not A Yacht

Following Microsoft’s Earnings, a lot of people started talking about how “successful” the Surface 2-in-1 computer was becoming. That reminded me of the following anecdote: Tristan Bernard (1866–1947), was a French dramatist and novelist. A...

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John Kirk / October 26th, 2014

Does Windows Stand a Chance With Enterprise Mobile Apps?

The buzz that’s built around enterprise mobility has reached nearly deafening levels with seemingly everybody and their brother working on solutions to mobilize enterprise applications. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the attention has been...

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Bob O'Donnell / October 14th, 2014

Windows 10 and the PC’s Tablet Complex

Yesterday, Microsoft showed the world the first glimpse of the new version of Windows. Oddly, Microsoft skipped a version number in the naming scheme. Rather than name it Windows 9, they choose the name Windows...

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Ben Bajarin / October 1st, 2014

Profitable Niches

As of late, I have been speaking with management of many different companies. Oftentimes I’m asked for my recommendations in these engagements and I have noticed a certain theme that remains constant in my answer....

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Ben Bajarin / September 30th, 2014

Windows 9 “Threshold” Could Pose a Real Problem for Microsoft’s Partners

For the last 30 or so years, Microsoft has created new versions of their OS, usually in four or five year increments and each new major iteration has driven strong growth in PC sales. Their...

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Tim Bajarin / August 19th, 2014

The Myth of BYOD

I’ve caught wind of an interesting trend, or perhaps I should say a counter trend. Recently, I have had a number of discussions with many Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs about the topic of BYOD....

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Ben Bajarin / July 22nd, 2014

Insider Report: The State of The PC

The PC has gone through a rough transition. What we are witnessing is a rebalancing of the PC market. As I reflect on the the turmoil of the PC over the past few years, a...

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Ben Bajarin / June 23rd, 2014
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