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Ask the Analysts: Explaining the Why Behind the Mobile PC Q3 Scorecard

Competition is notoriously fierce in the U.S. retail channel, especially in the cut-throat market for mobile computing devices such as notebook and detachable tablet PCs. No fewer than 13 brands--a full baker’s dozen--sparred over the crowded shelves of big-box retailers in the ever-important Q3 calendar season, otherwise known as ...

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Filling the Void: Toshiba’s Exit from the PC Market

With Toshiba withdrawing from the US consumer PC market, the question arises: who will step up to fill the retail shelf and advertising space left behind? Toshiba is the largest notebook manufacturer to completely withdraw from the US market, creating a rare opportunity for other vendors to capture shelf space, especially considering the ...

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Lenovo Eyeing MSI’s Gaming Division

Dominating the headlines in the PC Industry last week were reports that Lenovo plans to purchase MSI’s gaming division.  Lenovo, had an impressive 18.8% share of the global PC market in 2014 (Gartner) and has one of the broadest PC lineups in the industry, including competitive products for consumers and businesses, but the area ...

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Design, the Next Area of Innovation for Notebook Makers

The earliest and most important technology event of the year has come and gone, and it brought with it some products and technologies that left our mouths wide open. CES 2015 saw launches and announcements by major and not so major manufacturers, including an overwhelming number of notebooks and tablets.

I attended the show for the 5th time this ...

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