Intel's 2-in-1 strategy: the super-expensive tablet keyboard solution

Desperately clawing to the notion that more is less in the post-PC era (we never tire of saying that), Intel wants to kind of have its cake, eat it, and make you pay for it. Maybe someone can explain why I would want a hybrid tablet/laptop when maybe, just maybe, I need a tablet with a keyboard, or not. 

Microsoft gets the Windows 8 blues

It now looks increasingly likely that Microsoft will have to perform a dramatic u-turn on the Windows 8 interface.

SSDs weather the PC storm

Although the PC market has seen better days, shipments of solid state drives are expected to grow more than 600 percent by 2017, according to the latest figures released by IHS.

Microsoft slashes prices on its hardware

Software giant Microsoft has realized that Intel’s dream of Ultrabooks is not proving that successful.

WD enters hybrid hard drive market

Western Digital is entering the hybrid hard drive market in style, with an ultraslim 2.5-inch SSHD designed for Ultrabooks and other anorexic devices. 

Intel maintains Ultrabook delusions

Fashion bag maker Intel seems set to go the way of the other fashion outfit, Christian Lacroix.

PC industry now faces major challenges

Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term. 

You just don't have to upgrade from Windows XP

Opinion News that Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows XP in a year from now is bound to cause some dismay for quite a few people.

Intel's Haswell ships with a bug

Intel's "Haswell" chip is now shipping to major PC makers, despite the fact that it has a bug which causes your USB drive to disappear.

Intel faces the fact Ultrabooks are too expensive

Opinion The writing was on the wall for Intel-based Ultrabooks well over a year ago.

Intel to slash prices on Ultrabooks

Chipmaker Intel is still struggling to market sleek and pricey Ultrabooks, which are facing more competition than ever from high-end tablets and hybrids. However, it could finally be about to make them a bit more appealing to cash strapped consumers who won't have their savings taxed by the Cypriot government.

Intel carries on taking the tablets

While Steve Jobs claimed that any tablet smaller than nine inches was doomed to fail, Intel's PC business chief doesn't see much of a future for big stand-alone tablets.

Intel, Microsoft hegemony threatened by convergence

Opinion While Intel and its customers reliant on PC sales have all been hurting as sales have fallen in the last year, it appears that British design company ARM continues to make waves in the market.

Sony's VAIO T14 and T15 touchscreen Ultrabooks are here

Sony's Vaio T14 and T15 touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks are now available on the company's website for pre-order.

Intel to ditch motherboard business

Santa Clara may have sold Intel-branded motherboards for nearly two decades, but that won't stop the chip giant from slowly phasing out the business as soon as its next-gen Haswell chips hit the market.

AMD scales back on chip orders

Advanced Micro Device (AMD) has confirmed that it will be scaling back on chip orders from GlobalFoundries in 2013 to conserve cash as the company struggles to deal with a contracting personal computer market.

Intel Ultrabooks wither under tablet glow



Ultrabook sales are withering due to high prices and the allure of competing devices such as tablets and smartphones with more affordable price points.

Intel warned over Ultrabooks

Poor retail demand for traditional x86 PCs and slow growth in emerging markets have forced Santa Clara to lower its outlook for the second half of 2012. 



Analyst: Ultrabooks are "just more of the same"



A J.P. Morgan analyst remains unimpressed with the current generation of Intel-powered Windows Ultrabooks, which he believes are "just more of the same."

Tablets jumpstart the PC industry

The tablet category has significantly expanded its role in the lucrative mobile PC market, with shipments hitting 72.7 million units and accounting for 25.5% of mobile PC shipments in 2011.