~650,000 machines still ship every day, but that’s the lowest total since 2007
Source: PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared • The Register
Simon Sharwood writes:
Both analyst firms suggest that rising component prices have led to rising PC prices which has led to falling enthusiasm from buyers, especially consumers.
You can slide a wafer-thin device between Apple and Microsoft’s New Zealand slate market share.
IDC New Zealand reports Apple shipped less than 1000 more detachable or slate devices than Microsoft in 2016.
The total market for the year was 80,000 units.…
There has never been a better time to buy an ultraportable computer. PC makers may face falling sales, but they haven’t stopped building great laptops.
For years the laptop market was stagnant, with lacklustre me-too designs and unappetising performance. That’s changed.…
Laptop docks or docking stations were all the rage a decade or so ago. While they come in different shapes and sizes, most add standard desktop PC features to laptops.
Above all, docks add ports so you can connect large displays, network hardware, extra storage and so on while charging your computer.…
If your heart says MacBook, but your head says Windows, HP’s Elitebook Folio G1 fits the bill.
At a glance
|For:||Thin, light, attractive. Great keyboard for such a small laptop. 4K touch screen display in the review model.|
|Against:|| Battery can drain fast at times.|
Reborn market leader hits prestige button to reboot the Windows laptop. HP Spectre prices start at NZ$2500.
At a glance:
|For:||Thinnest laptop on market. Fast performance. Well made, attractive. Good keyboard.|
|Against:||Battery life good, but not best-in-class.|
|Maybe:||Lacks touch screen.|