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Monday 29 April 2013
Acer set to launch US$399 touchscreen notebook in May
Acer plans to release an 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook in mid-May, priced at only US$399 and since such a price point has already hit brand vendors' bottom line, there is unlikely...
Friday 26 April 2013
White-box Windows 8 tablets to see ex-factory prices of US$300
In view of increasing competition for 7-inch entry-level Android tablets, China-based white-box vendors will start producing Windows 8 tablets in May for launch in the third quarter,...
Friday 26 April 2013
Competition between business-use tablets to begin in 2013
The competition between business-use tablets is expected to begin in 2013, with many vendors including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Lenovo to launch models in the second half of 2013,...
Friday 19 April 2013
Windows 8 expected to trigger global growth in touch-enabled notebooks, says DisplaySearch
The penetration of touch screens in notebooks was under 3% in 2012, but is expected to grow to more than 12% in 2013. This compares to touch-screen penetration of 77% in mobile phones...
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Some China-based white-box vendors plan to develop Windows 8 tablets
Viewing that Android tablets, especially 7-inch models, have been under intense price competition and therefore profitability is thinning, some China-based white-box vendors are considering...
Monday 15 April 2013
Touchscreen notebook costs may fall in 3Q13
Since its launch, sales of Microsoft's Windows 8 have been bleak. Industry sources have noted that due to limited supply of touch panels and low yields, prices of touchscreen notebooks...
Monday 8 April 2013
Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration
Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...
Wednesday 3 April 2013
China market: Microsoft launches Windows 8 Surface, says report
Microsoft on April 2 launched Surface specifically pre-installed with Chinese-language versions of Windows 8 and 2013 Office in the China market at a retail price of CNY6,588 (US$1,060)...
Friday 22 March 2013
Tablet market entering maturity in 2013, says Acer chairman
JT Wang, chairman of Taiwan-based Acer, recently stated that, because sales of tablets are forecast to reach 200 million units in 2013, the market is heading towards maturity. Also,...
Monday 18 March 2013
First-tier vendors to supply more notebook models with no OS
Several first-tier notebook brand vendors including Lenovo have reportedly been raising their shipment proportions of models without an operating system (OS) to attract consumers,...
Wednesday 13 March 2013
PC supply chain sentiment remains weak despite Microsoft price cuts
Despite price breaks offered by Microsoft on its Windows 8 and Office software, sentiment in the PC supply chain still remains weak, in view of orders received in March and second-quarter...
Thursday 7 March 2013
Elan, EETI likely to hit record revenues for March
Taiwan-based IC design houses Elan Microelectronics and Egalax-Empia Technology (EETI) are likely to see March revenues hit record monthly levels due to growing demand for touch ICs...
Thursday 7 March 2013
Touchscreen notebooks to enjoy at least 10% price cut after Windows 8 discount
Touchscreen notebook prices are expected to drop at least 10% when the recently reported Windows 8 licensing fee discounts provided by Microsoft go into effect, while some entry-level...
Tuesday 5 March 2013
Microsoft to offer discount on Windows 8 OEM prices
Viewing that Windows 8 has fallen short of expectations in driving demand mainly because Windows 8 notebooks and tablets are too expensive, Microsoft will lower OEM licensing costs...
Monday 4 March 2013
AMD to release 2 APUs for tablet in 2Q13
AMD is set to ship its new Temash-based APUs, the A4-1200 and the A6-1450, designed specifically for Windows 8 tablets in the second quarter with related PC products expected to be...