Posts Tagged ‘PC’

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Tablets, Notebooks and Desktops Are The New “Other”

*+-I have been following personal computing since the 1970s (yes, I am ancient). I was introduced to computing categories in the following order: — First, there was the Desktop. The original Desktops were text input...

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John Kirk / December 28th, 2014
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Intel’s PC Dilemma

*+-PC installed base is 1.8 billion and 600M+ are 4+ years old according to @intel….that’s part of the reason why they’re positive on growth. ~ Bob O’Donnell (@bobodtech) 11/20/14 Here is the chart Intel provided...

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John Kirk / December 2nd, 2014
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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
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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
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Video Analysis: Mac vs. PC With Some iPad Help

*+-Thanks for the feedback on my last Padcast on Xiaomi. This will likely be the last one I do for free for a while. I will do more of these for our subscribers on key … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / October 14th, 2014
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Mac vs. PC All Over Again

*+-The latest round of company quarterly financial results illuminate three trends in the device market: Apple continues to generate record profits largely due to growing iPhone sales (iPad sales are slowly declining, Macs are growing, … Continue reading

Avi Greengart / August 27th, 2014
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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
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The Smartphone Is Not Merging With the PC

*+-Behold the pot, bathtub and swimming pool. They all contain water. They are the same. ~ Horace Dediu (@asymco) On July 9, 2014, Walt Mossberg published an article entitled: “How the PC Is Merging With … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 19th, 2014
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Deconstructing Satya

*+-Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid bare his vision for the tech giant. It is borderline revolutionary. From its early days, Microsoft has focused on using software and computing to empower people and businesses … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 14th, 2014
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The Terrible Tablet Tantrum: Part 1

*+-In the first quarter of 2014, Apple sold 16.4 million iPads, a 16% drop compared to the number of units sold in the same quarter one year ago. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, explained the news … Continue reading

John Kirk / May 31st, 2014
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How The Tablet Made An Ass Of The PC

*+-Many tech watchers STILL don’t understand what a “disruptive innovation” is. I’m no Einstein, but I’m going to try to explain it in terms that even a six year old could understand (and with pretty … Continue reading

John Kirk / January 9th, 2014
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Tablet Metaphysics

*+-Are you ready for some Tech Metaphysics? “Aristotle drew a distinction between essential and accidental properties. The way he put it is that essential properties are those without which a thing wouldn’t be what it...

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John Kirk / December 10th, 2013
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Beware Geeks Bearing Hybrids

*+-Anyone that has been paying attention to the evolution of OS X and iOS will have at some point noticed that the two operating systems are slowly acting more like each other.1 Agreed. Mark Shuttleworth,...

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John Kirk / October 15th, 2013
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How the Tablet is Killing the PC

*+-IDC recently released its forecast of PC sales for the last quarter and said PC shipments were down 13.9%. It laid much of the blame on Windows 8, but I am not sure this analysis...

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Ben Bajarin / June 7th, 2013
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How the iPad Mini Could Impact Future PC Sales

*+-[dc]N[/dc]ow that the iPad Mini has been out for a while and many of us at Creative Strategies have been testing them, it is becoming clear to us that this 7.9” form factor or most … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 9th, 2012
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The PC is Not Dead

*+-I chose this title because so many still associate the term PC with a notebook or desktop computing form factor. Let me first start by re-affirming my conviction that tablets as well as smartphones are … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 30th, 2012
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Why Apple is Wrong About Convertibles

*+-On Apple’s last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook responded to a question on Windows 8 convertibles by saying, “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those aren’t going to be pleasing to the … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / May 22nd, 2012
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We Are Entering the True Era of Personal Computing

*+-Remember that old HP campaign “The computer is personal again?”  I remember seeing that campaign and thinking to myself, when did the computer become un-personal? I’ve been cogitating on this term “personal computer” and in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 9th, 2012
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Let’s Stop Classifying the iPad as a PC

*+-Last month, Canalys reported that “Apple is on track to become leading global PC vendor”. That would be a tremendous accomplishment, given that no reports had Apple in the top 5 at the end of … Continue reading

Patrick Moorhead / December 6th, 2011
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The Post PC Era Will Happen in Two Stages

*+-In much of my work providing industry analysis to many companies in the technology industry, I come across the question of what the post PC-era actually means quite often. As the technology industry shifts from … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 27th, 2011
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Why Apple Can’t Chase the Low End

*+-In a post here earlier today, Ban Bajarin dismissed the frequent criticism of Apple for failing to serve the low end of the computer market. Ben focused on consumers’ willingness to perceive, and pay for, … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 22nd, 2011
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What is the future of the PC Industry?

*+-As I perused the recent PC shipment numbers from last quarter and saw that they were rather anemic and with relatively slow growth forecast in the future, it became even more evident to me that … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 22nd, 2011
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Apple Doesn’t Want To Sell Corollas

*+-On Wednesday Apple announced that they were dropping the Macbook from their PC lineup and making the MacBook Air the new entry level Mac. To most this move made sense and personally I feel that … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 22nd, 2011
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Netflix as a Streaming Service is the Bandwidth King

*+-News broke yesterday that Netflix was raising the price of its streaming plus DVD-in-the-mail plans. It was interesting to see all the backlash from some media and from consumers on Twitter. As much as this … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 14th, 2011
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2012: A Year of Innovation?

*+-One of the things I look at in order to get an idea of what the next years worth of innovations will bring is the semiconductor industry. Given what I am seeing from the various … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 7th, 2011