No one appears interested
Toshiba has said that it has not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan’s Asustek.
Users keep the old ones going
Beancounters at Gartner have been adding up some numbers and reached the conclusion that sales of traditional PCs are still falling.
Down 6.4 per cent over last year
Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide PC monitor shipments totalled 28.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017.
Destroys harddrive with a steam roller
Fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett has taken revenge on his computer from beyond the grave by having an antique steam roller drive over the top of its hard drive.
With Nvidia GameWorks enhancements
At a special event at Gamescom 2017, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV will be coming to the PC in 2018 and since Nvidia was a partner at the announcement, it does not come as a surprise that it will feature Nvidia technologies.
Xbox man claims
Former Xbox lead engineer Boyd Multerer shocked the Develop conference by this year by warning that the PC is becoming the red-headed step-child of the processor market.
Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.
And it is paying off
Acer has been focuing on flogging high-margin PCs including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, and it appears to be paying off.
First time in 20 years
Atari is making a video games console for the first time in more than 20 years and it looks like it will be a retro machine.
Latest prediction from IDC
Divination experts from IDC have been shuffling their Tarot cards and consulting the entrails of a particularly annoying toddler and reached the conclusion that the PC market will start growing again in 2019.