Taiwan's Asustek, Acer unveil new laptop PCs

The world's two leading makers of mini laptops Tuesday introduced their latest computers at the opening of Asia's leading information technology trade fair.

Allure of iPad, other tablets hurting PC sales

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.

Gartner cuts 2011 global PC growth forecast

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.

Software piracy worsens in Asia: study

Software piracy in the Asia-Pacific region continued to worsen last year, a study said Tuesday, driven by the rapid growth in computer sales and the availability of bootleg programmes online.

Apple's China revenues surpass Lenovo

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.

Lenovo says quarterly profit nearly doubles

(AP) -- Lenovo Group, the world's No. 3 personal computer manufacturer, said Thursday its quarterly profit nearly doubled on strong emerging market sales.

Gartner sharply lowers 2011 PC growth forecast

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.

Taiwan Acer's second-quarter profit up 54 percent

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.

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