Personal computer sales slipped at the end of last year, despite the holiday shopping season and the release of new Windows operating software for machines, a leading industry tracker reported.
(AP) -- Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's second biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday that quarterly profit grew by more than half but warned hard drive costs would remain high amid a global shortage.
Thai flooding will significantly slow the global production of personal computers well into 2012, analysts said Thursday, as the country's huge hard disk drive industry struggles to its feet.
Lenovo Group, one of the world's leading personal computer manufacturers, reported Wednesday that its profit in the first half of the year nearly doubled on strong emerging market sales.
Technology research firm Gartner has sharply lowered its forecast for personal computer sales growth for 2011, citing the weak economy and the impact of tablet computers.
Apple's second quarter revenue in greater China -- an area including Taiwan and Hong Kong -- have surpassed that of Chinese computer giant Lenovo for the first time, according to figures from the firms.
(AP) -- Lenovo Group, the world's No. 3 personal computer manufacturer, said Thursday its quarterly profit nearly doubled on strong emerging market sales.
Technology research company Gartner lowered its forecast Wednesday for worldwide personal computer growth amid a sharp drop in sales of mini-notebooks and rising interest in tablets such as Apple's iPad.
Last year, the popularity of Apple Inc.'s iPad hurt PC sales. This year, that trend is continuing, as new data from two market research firms indicate PC shipments declined in the first three months of 2011.
Taiwan's Acer Inc, the world's second biggest PC vendor by revenue, said Wednesday its net profit in the three months to June surged 54 percent despite the eurozone debt crisis.