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Topic: Current Hardware

Samsung to take on Apple's MacBooks in bid for notebook dominance

01/12/2012, 10:01 pm

Consumer electronics maker Samsung has voiced its goal of becoming the No. 1 notebook maker, but it will run up against rival Apple and its hot-selling MacBook lineup on its way to the top.

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Apple becomes No. 3 PC maker in US with industry-leading 21% growth

01/11/2012, 08:01 pm

Apple climbed to third place among U.S. PC vendors in the fourth quarter of 2011 as the rest of the top five vendors saw shipments decline year over year as part of a worldwide contraction in the PC market, according to a new analysis.

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CES: MSI unveils external Thunderbolt GPU, Henge Docks gain MacBook Air support

01/10/2012, 03:01 pm

New Mac-centric products are aplenty at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, including a Thunderbolt-connected external graphics processor from MSI, and a vertical docking station for the MacBook Air from Henge Docks.

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CES: Belkin unveils Thunderbolt Express Dock, coming in Sept. for $299

01/09/2012, 12:01 pm

Belkin on Monday introduced its new Thunderbolt Express Dock, which will allow users to connect multiple devices to their Mac with one Thunderbolt cable when it arrives in September for $299.

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Apple sold 1.2M MacBook Airs over holidays, new models with Ivy Bridge loom

01/09/2012, 10:01 am

Apple is said to have sold 1.2 million of its thin-and-light MacBook Air over the holiday buying season, as competing PC makers hope to steal some of Apple's thunder by unveiling their own "Ultrabooks" at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

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Survey suggests 50% growth in enterprise spending on Apple products in 2012

01/07/2012, 01:01 am

Apple could see as much as 50 percent growth in global corporate IT spending on its devices this year, according to a recent survey from a market research firm.

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Apple's iMac accounts for 33% of all-in-one PC sales

01/04/2012, 08:01 am

While portable computers get the most attention and sales, all-in-one PCs have quietly become a booming market, and Apple's iMac accounts for nearly a third of all sales.

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Hard drive supply improving after Thailand disaster, minimal effect seen on Apple

12/20/2011, 03:12 pm

Prices and inventory of hard disk drives lineup appear to have bottomed out and begun to recover from the devastating flooding in Thailand, with no sign of a significant impact on Apple.

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Apple supplier reports 61 injured in explosion at metal casing factory

12/19/2011, 04:12 am

Apple supplier and manufacturing partner Pegatron said 61 workers had been injured as a result of an explosion at a subsidiary's metal casing factory in Shanghai, China.

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Hard drive shortage hurts Intel, but Apple is the 'least impacted'

12/13/2011, 02:12 pm

While chipmaker Intel has said a lingering hard drive shortage will affect its fourth-quarter results, the issue is not expected to have a negative effect on Apple's Mac sales.

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PC makers losing interest in tablets, hope Ultrabooks will improve margins

12/13/2011, 10:12 am

Traditional PC makers are said to not be paying much attention to the tablet market controlled by Apple and now Amazon, and are instead pinning their hopes on thin-and-light Ultrabooks to improve gross margins.

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Quarterly US Mac sales up 13%, expected to grow in December

12/12/2011, 03:12 pm

The latest domestic sales data from the NPD Group shows the Mac lineup demonstrating 13 percent year over year growth in the first two months of the current quarter, a growth number Wall Street watchers expect Apple will handily exceed when the December quarter is concluded.

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Apple's MacBook Air projected to reach sales of 1.6M per quarter

12/12/2011, 09:12 am

Sales of Apple's ultraportable MacBook Air notebook continue to grow, and are expected to reach an average of 1.6 million units per quarter over the next 12 months.

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Wait time for Apple's 2TB BTO iMacs improves to 2-4 weeks

12/09/2011, 08:12 am

Custom-built iMac desktops with 2-terabyte hard drives now have a shipping estimate of 2 to 4 weeks, suggesting Apple has seen its stock of high-capacity hard drives improve.

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Apple's MacBook Air has 'fortuitous timing' in face of hard drive shortage

12/05/2011, 08:12 am

A global shortage of traditional, spinning hard disk drives has coincidentally come at a time when Apple's flash-based solid-state MacBook Air is one of the company's most popular products.

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2TB hard drive shortage hits Apple's BTO iMacs with 5-7 week wait

12/02/2011, 12:12 pm

Build-to-order iMacs with 2-terabyte hard drives now have an estimated shipping time of 5 to 7 weeks, in what is potentially the first sign of Apple being hit by a lingering global hard drive shortage.

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JP Morgan ups holiday quarter iPhone estimates to 28 million

12/01/2011, 01:12 am

J.P. Morgan bumped up its projections for shipments of Apple's iPhone in the December quarter to 28 million units, revising its revenue estimates for the company accordingly to $38.69 billion.

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Ultrabooks headed for 5-10% price drop in early 2012

11/30/2011, 12:11 am

Prices for laptops in Intel's "Ultrabook" category are expected to fall below $1,000 by the end of this year and may drop as much as 10 percent in the first quarter of 2012 with the help of a $100 marketing subsidy from Intel, according to a new report.

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Acer clinging to netbooks amid pressure from Apple's iPad, MacBook Air

11/28/2011, 10:11 pm

Despite being squeezed on both sides by Apple's iPad and MacBook Air products, Acer says it remains committed to netbooks, especially in emerging markets.

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Intel investigating proprietary dock connector for 2012 ultrabooks

11/26/2011, 12:11 am

Intel is reportedly planning to release a proprietary connector that will work alongside its Thunderbolt technology to allow for advanced docking stations for the chipmakers' ultrabook design specifications.

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