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Topic: Dell

Macs again outperform the market as Apple takes 10.6% of US PC shipments [u]

04/11/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple saw its domestic Mac shipments grow to 10.6 percent of the market in the first quarter of 2012, as the company once again grew while the rest of the PC market saw its shipments slide. [Updated with additional data from IDC]


First wave of Windows 8 tablets rumored to arrive in October

03/21/2012, 01:03 am

On the heels of a report that Microsoft is aiming to release Windows 8 in September or October, a new rumor claims first-tier tablet vendors will launch their first Windows 8 devices in October.


iPad & MacBooks combine to give Apple 27% share of all mobile PC shipments

02/23/2012, 12:02 pm

The combined total of iPad and MacBook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 gave Apple a whopping 26.6 percent share of the mobile PC market, nearly tripling the share held by second-place HP.


Mac sales surge as PC sales drop 20% in UK, 12% in France

02/07/2012, 02:02 pm

PC sales in Europe plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2011, but Apple bucked that trend over the holidays, particularly in France and the U.K., with continued strong growth.


CES: Dell plans to launch first 'consumer tablet' in late 2012

01/11/2012, 08:01 am

Moving on from its failed line of smaller Streak-branded tablets, Dell reportedly plans to sell a full-fledged "consumer tablet" to take on Apple's iPad in late 2012.


Dell kills 7" Streak as Amazon's profitless Kindle Fire ravages Android tablets

12/05/2011, 05:12 pm

Dell has thrown in the towel on its last Android-based Streak tablets in the US as new analysts step forward to note that Apple's only competition in tablets is coming from Amazon, although saying it is "needing to do so by selling at cost."


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.


Major PC makers plan to concede tablet market to Apple, Amazon in 2012

11/18/2011, 08:11 am

Traditional PC makers like Dell and HP believe they have no advantages in the tablet market, and plan to phase out from competing with Apple's iPad, along with low-end tablets from content providers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in 2012.


Apple continues 'unstoppable' winning streak in customer satisfaction

09/20/2011, 09:09 am

Apple has once again topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for PC makers, making it eight years in a row that consumers have been most satisfied with the Mac maker.


Steve Jobs resignation has little effect on Apple product demand - report

09/13/2011, 09:09 pm

Consumer demand for Apple products is unlikely to be impacted by the resignation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, says one of two new studies, while the other reaffirms that the iPad will continue “dominating” the enterprise tablet market for the foreseeable future.


Dell partnering up with Baidu to produce tablets, phones

09/05/2011, 11:09 pm

Dell confirmed on Tuesday its plans to work with Chinese search engine Baidu to develop tablets and smartphones for the newly-announced forked version of Google's Android mobile operating system, called Baidu Yi.


Dell kills its 5" Android tablet as ABI searches for success among tablet failures

08/12/2011, 04:08 pm

While Google hoped its Android platform could take on the iPad this year, its licensees are finding it difficult to even compete with Apple on the low end. On example, Dell's Streak 5 (aka Mini 5), has just been discontinued, but that hasn't stopped marketing companies like ABI Research from insisting that Android is still a thriving tablet competitor.


Analyst: Apple's iPad to lead tablet market explosion for 'foreseeable future'

06/17/2011, 08:06 pm

According to one analyst, the market for consumer tablets could top 215 million units by 2015, with the iPad expected to dominate the market's explosive growth.


Fears of iPad cannibalization drive PC estimates downward

04/28/2011, 11:04 pm

Slowing shipments of PCs have prompted some analysts to revise their 2011 PC shipment estimates downward over concerns that Apple's iPad is eating into sales of PCs.


iPad retains 74% tablet market share as Apple sits among top 5 PC vendors

04/28/2011, 09:04 am

Apple's iPad accounted for 74 percent of tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2011, as combined Mac and iPad sales made Apple one of the top five PC vendors in the world by volume.


Palm, Facebook investor changes tune on Apple over iPad, apps

04/14/2011, 09:04 pm

In a marked shift from his former belief that sales of the iPhone would dry up after two years, Roger McNamee, a prominent venture capitalist who has invested heavily in Palm and Facebook, said in an interview that Apple will likely lead a 10-year technology growth cycle with the continued success of the iPad and its App Store ecosystem.


US Mac sales grow 9.6% in Q1 2011 as rest of market drops 10.7%

04/13/2011, 05:04 pm

Apple's line of Mac computers saw great success in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar 2011, growing 9.6 from 2010, while the rest of the American market fell 10.7 percent and netbook maker Acer tumbled 42.1 percent.


Consumer Reports ranks Apple's iPad 2 best tablet on the market

04/05/2011, 12:04 pm

In a comparison of 10 tablet devices, Consumer Reports ranked Apple's iPad 2 the best product available, in contrast to its controversial refusal to endorse the iPhone 4.


PC sales start slow in 2011 while market is 'usurped' by Apple's iPad

04/05/2011, 08:04 am

Following a blockbuster start to sales for Apple's iPad 2, sources in the Far East PC supply chain have reportedly indicated that PC sales have seen "weak demand" to start 2011.


Acer to "overhaul operations" in the wake of Apple's iPad

03/30/2011, 04:03 pm

The founder of Acer, the second largest PC maker globally, has acknowledged that the company must overhaul its operations to focus on profit margins rather than market share in reaction to the success of Apple.