~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.
Lenovo serves up a mid-price, not-so-small business laptop. The ThinkPad E570 is so traditional it borders on retro. It will please laptop conservatives. If you need greater mobility, look elsewhere.
Lenovo ThinkPad E570 at a glance:
|Maybe:||No touch screen|
|Verdict:||Mid-price large screen laptop.|
Gartner says NZ IT spending will reach NZ$11.4 billion in 2017. That’s up 2.3 percent on last year.
This is less than the expected 2.7 percent rise in global IT spending.
The reason for New Zealand’s underperformance is that nation’s biggest IT spending category is fixed and mobile communications services.…
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