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  • HP ousts Apple from top PC vendor slot

    Apple lost its position as the number one manufacturer of personal computers in the first quarter, according to Canalyst research. Canalyst counts tablets as personal computers, so in the last quarter of 2011 sales of the iPad had bumped Apple into the top slot.

  • HP to combine PC and printer divisions, report says

    Hewlett-Packard is to combine its PC and printer divisions into a single business unit, a move that will see Vyomesh "VJ" Joshi, the longtime head of HP's printer division, leave the company, according to a report published Tuesday.

  • iPad 3 rumor mill powers up

    Despite efforts by Google, HP, Dell and others to grab center stage in recent weeks with tablet computer announcements, Apple and its market leading iPads remain the chief attention getters.

  • Dell exec: Rumors of the death of the PC are greatly exaggerated

    Those focused on the two 10-inch tablets Dell previewed at a launch event in San Francisco on Tuesday were missing the point. At the event, Dell released a massive number of new products to help the enterprise better cope with the onslaught of consumer technologies entering the workplace.

  • HP exec hints at larger role for webOS

    A recent CNBC interview with an HP executive is focusing attention on the company's expected webOS device news, including a possible tablet, on Feb. 9 in San Francisco.

  • PC shipments surge in Asia-Pacific

    The Asia-Pacific PC market has bounced back with a 16.1 per cent rise in July to September compared to the same period last year, according to analyst firm, Gartner.

  • Mac sales plummet by almost 17 percent, NPD reports

    Apple's retail sales, which fell by more than five percent in January, plummeted nearly 17 percent in February compared with the same month in 2008 as the company's high prices continued to take a toll, says research company The NPD Group.

  • Virtual PCs yet to prove promise

    At the Gartner consulting firm's annual data centre conference in Las Vegas last week, company analysts said virtualised desktop environments are coming and that the technology may even lead to worker ownership of laptops.

  • HP turns to Voodoo

    In a move seemingly designed to match Dell’s acquisition of Alienware, Hewlett Packard (HP) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VoodooPC.