An estimated 12.3% (22.5 million) of the Notebook PC shipments in 2013 (182.7 million) fit into the ultra-portable segment, with year-on-year growth (of ultra-portables) reaching 100% from 2012 to 2013.
The Korea Times reports that Samsung is planning to debut a Google Glass competitor at IFA 2014.
Shuttle recently debuted a low-power mini PC.
The DS437 - which can be snapped up for approximately $200 - is a fabless system powered by an Intel Celeron 1037 dual-core chip based on Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture.
Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a small form factor PC designed by Santa Clara. The first-gen unit is based on the Sandy Bridge Celeron CPU, the subsequent iteration built around the Ivy Bridge Core i3 and Core i5 processors, while the third is equipped with an Haswell SoC.
The ICE xPC modular computer, which recently hit Indiegogo, is said to offer the processing power of a portable or desktop PC, even though the device weighs less than 100g (4oz).
The Raxda Rock dev board, equipped with a quad-core RK3188 (ARM Cortex A9) chip, is currently available at a $99 price point.
Who remembers putting together their own rig for thousands of dollars back in the 90's? Well, times have certainly changed, because building a PC these days obviously doesn't involve a second mortgage or divorce papers.
Nvidia's upcoming Tegra K1 SoC - boasting 192 graphics cores - will be bringing Kepler graphics capabilities to smartphones, tablets and hybrids.
AMD recently showcased its next-gen, quad-core Mullins processor powering an uber-mini PC known as the “Nano.”
Microsoft almost gave discs and optical drives the heave-ho in the final month leading up to the Xbox One’s launch.
Allwinner is slated to launch its very first octa-chip this year, with the company planning to show off the new silicon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas (January), alongside tablets based on the current lineup of A23, A31, and A31S processors.
14.4 million desktops, notebooks, and tablets were reportedly sold through U.S. commercial channels in 2013, leading to a 25.4 percent increase over 2012.
The Lini PC is a small desktop computer with an Intel Haswell processor. The system is designed to run either Xubuntu 13.10 (Linux) or Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro.
Samsung has introduced a 1TB mSATA solid state drive (SSD) that weighs in at a scant 8.5 grams and measures approximately 3.85mm (0.15 inches) thick.
Asus is all set to launch its mini phone/tablet hybrid later this week. However, pictures of the Asus Padfone Mini are already circulating online and can be viewed below.
Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli has warned that Moore's Law is breaking down and is not making chips cheaper these days.
Acer has debuted a new AIO (all-in-one) PC just in time for the holiday season. Dubbed the Aspire Z3-600, the Windows 8 system is equipped with a 21.5 inch full HD display, an Intel (quad-core) Pentium processor and offers up to 2.5 hours of battery life.
Chimpzilla's Radeon R9 290 and 290X review copies appear to be performing better than retail versions.
The Asus VivoPC mini-desktop - loaded with Windows 8 (64-bit) - is currently available in the US at a base price of $320.
According to IDC, lack of interest in PCs means that beyond replacement of existing systems there isn't much else to hold consumers' attention with the platform. The report tries to be a little upbeat, forecasting some growth in 2015, but that comes after projected drops in the next two years that don't support the notion of future growth under any circumstance.