Microsoft earlier this week made a point of noting that there have been 40 million downloads of Windows 8 since it launched a month ago, putting it ahead of where Windows 7 was at the same point in its sales cycle. But according to figures out today from NPD, in the midst of an overall slowdown in PC sales, this is not translating into robust hardware sales in the influential U.S. market.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is expected to announce Q2 2012 results on July 17. Intel’s Q2 profits and revenues (and the company’s longer-term business forecast) could give channel partners new clues about how to potentially prepare for Windows 8, Ultrabooks and other emerging markets.
While there's little doubt that PC sales as a whole are stagnating, the new touch-enabled form factors that Windows 8 has given rise to may be attracting consumer attention, not to mention much-needed dollars.
Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) could provide new clues about Windows 8 Ultrabook and PC sales when the chip giant announces Q4 2012 earnings on January 17. Intel may also offer an update on its CEO succession plan. Current CEO Paul Otellini is (pictured) set to retire in May 2013, the company disclosed back in November 2012. So how is Intel — and its ecosystem of PC partners — performing?
AMD (NYSE: AMD) has opened an online showcase, AppZone, for applications and games powered by its accelerated processing units (APUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs).
That’s nice but it’s not the cool part — a collaboration with BlueStacks, an AMD-backed software developer whose technology enables Android apps to run on notebooks, desktops, PCs and tablets — will bring Android-bas
It’s about damn time.
Microsoft announced the Surface product family on June 18th. After eight months of waiting, Microsoft announced that on February 9, the fully-capable, Windows 8-packing, Intel-powered, actually-really-novel Surface 8 Pro will finally hit stores in the U.S. and Canada.
The Surface Pro is the big daddy in the Surface family.