Canalys predicts recovery in the PC market, with shipments growing by 7.6% in 2024

Global PC shipments in 2023 will decrease by 12.4% compared to 2022 and amount to 248.5 million units. Last year, they reached 283.7 million units. This is stated in the forecast of the analytical company Canalys, writes TechPowerUp. However, experts note that PC shipments in the world are now on ... Read more

The Xerox Alto in a 1979 advertisement that predicts the future

It’s amazing how accurately this 1979 Xerox Alto computer commercial predicts the future. Here you have email newsletters, the first WYSIWYG editor, a laser printer, an Ethernet network, a calendar with reminders, and even the forerunner of the modern language model. It is worth reminding that it was in the ... Read more

Intel and AMD hope for PC market recovery thanks to AI PC

Intel and AMD’s profit growth indicates that the PC market is recovering from the pandemic. In addition, both companies’ executives hope that the integration of artificial intelligence into PCs will accelerate this growth, writes Reuters. Executives from both companies talked about the stabilization of the PC market during their earnings ... Read more

ASUS will offer a full line of Intel NUC devices with a focus on business users

ASUS announced today that it has signed a formal agreement with Intel Corporation that marks the completion of the Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) product line. ASUS already manufactures and sells Intel NUC devices with 10th-13th generation processors and will develop future NUC systems. “I am confident that this ... Read more

Sneaker X is a new gaming PC from Cooler Master in the form of a sneaker

Sneaker X, a full-fledged PC in the form of a sneaker that won an award at the Case Mod World Series 2022, is now available for sale. There are several variations of the filling for this “sneaker” from JMDF and Cooler Master. There are several Mini-ITX motherboards to choose from: ... Read more

The Raspberry Pi 5 – a single-board computer for $60

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the launch of the Raspberry Pi 5, a single-board computer that will be available in late October. The new model, priced at $60 for the 4GB version and $80 for the 8GB version, boasts significant upgrades. The Raspberry Pi 5 features a 2.4 GHz ... Read more

Nothing will stop the upgrade, the time for which has come

Regular readers of our site know that my home/work computer has long been outdated and out of step with the standards of today. Usually I do a full system upgrade every 3-4 years, but this time several factors prevented me from upgrading and interrupted the usual PC replacement cycle I’ve ... Read more

Intel unveils Thunderbolt 5 with data transfer speeds up to 120 Gbps and charging up to 240 watts

Intel has officially announced Thunderbolt 5, the latest version of the high-speed hardware interface developed in collaboration with Apple. This new standard promises to bring significant improvements over its predecessor, Thunderbolt 4. Among the most significant innovations: Increased speed. Thunderbolt 5 offers a total bandwidth of up to 120 Gbps, ... Read more

Gaming platform on Intel Core i9-13900KS: no limits

Top-end processors have always been of great interest to the most demanding desktop users. Flagship models allow you to navigate the capabilities of the current generation platforms, compare them with your needs, and generally evaluate the power of the fastest CPUs. At the beginning of this year, Intel (the official ... Read more

Alienware introduced the new Aurora R16 desktop PC

The Alienware brand presented a completely new gaming desktop PC Aurora R16. It is built on the principles of the Legend 3 design concept. The new design ensures efficient airflow – the computer should run even quieter and stay cooler, while providing the user with the same or better performance ... Read more

Intel licenses the production and sale of NUC mini PCs from ASUS

Intel has agreed to allow ASUS to manufacture and sell Next Unit of Computing (NUC) hardware. According to the non-exclusive license agreement, ASUS will manufacture, sell and support NUC systems of the 10th-13th generations. In addition, ASUS has the opportunity to develop new NUC system designs, which could potentially lead ... Read more

Acer Aspire S flagship monoblocks are already in Ukraine

Acer announced the availability in Ukraine of an updated model range of Aspire S monoblocks. All-in-one computers are based on 12th generation Intel Core processors (Intel Core i7-1260P or Intel Core i5-1240P) and support up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM in two modules. The disk subsystem provides for an ... Read more

Intel is discontinuing production of the NUC line of mini PCs, opening the way for partners

Intel Corporation has announced its decision to stop production of Next Unit of Computing (NUC) computers – small form factor PCs. However, the company will encourage its partners to continue manufacturing these mini PCs, reports PCWorld. Intel’s NUC has been the leader in compact PCs, leaving larger case options to ... Read more

IDC: PC market in Q2 fell 13.4% year-on-year due to weak demand, only Apple formally grows

The global personal computer (PC) market is experiencing a significant decline, with shipments falling 13.4% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2023 (2Q23), according to preliminary results from the quarterly worldwide survey of personal computing devices, conducted by IDC. This is the sixth consecutive quarter of declines due to macroeconomic ... Read more

For the first time, Activision Blizzard made more money from PC games than from console games

According to the latest financial report of Activision Blizzard, the company for the first time received more money from the PC game market than from the console games. This is reported by PC Gamer. From January 1 to March 31, 2023, Activision Blizzard earned $666 million on PC versus $639 ... Read more

Maximum PC and MacLife, the last two US paper computer magazines, are closing

The era of paper computer publications in the USA, which began in the 1940-50s of the last century, is coming to an end. The April 2023 issues of Maximum PC and MacLife magazines will be the last to appear in paper. From now on, both will exist in digital format. ... Read more

PC sales continue to decline amid elevated inventory, but that’s good news for consumers

Market saturation and inflation have had a negative impact on PC and Mac sales, according to IDC research data for the first fiscal quarter of 2023. Global shipments of PCs totaled 56.9 million units, down 29% from the first quarter of 2022. This downward trend is evident when compared to ... Read more

Google has started testing Nearby Share for Windows, which will allow you to conveniently transfer files between a PC and an Android smartphone wirelessly

Announced more than a year ago, the Nearby Share app for Windows is already here, although it’s still in beta and select countries. Its functionality is similar to the capabilities of iPhone and Mac — Airdrop, with which you can transfer files from a smartphone to a computer and vice ... Read more

AMD believes PC sales decline will end after another tough quarter

People began to buy fewer computers, and manufacturers of chips were undergoing significant losses, but AMD believes that the situation should improve long before the end of the year. “First quarter should be the bottom for us in PCs,” said AMD CEO Lisa Su during a phone call regarding the ... Read more

The specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 processor became known: a more powerful CPU and support for discrete video

ARM processors for computers have not yet become widely used. But this does not mean that manufacturers stand still. At the end of 2021, the 5-nanometer Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for Windows devices was introduced. With the acquisition of Nuvia, Qualcomm will be able to improve the Snapdragon 8cx Gen ... Read more

PC sales keep plummeting, especially the commercial demand

The third quarter of 2022 was no walk in the park for the PC market. According to the latest data from the analytical company Canalys, overall PC sales in Western Europe fell by 22% during this period. Separately, commercial demand is noted, which is usually stable, but this year has ... Read more

NAVI, ASUS and Artline are raising funds to support Ukraine

ASUS together with Ukrainian e-sportsmen from NAVI and the national computer manufacturer Artline are giving away the ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN gaming monitor and the powerful ARTLINE Gaming U24 Edition PC in a unique patriotic design. To participate in the draw, you need to make a donation on the special ... Read more

The new MacBook Pro and Mac mini are delayed until early next year

Previous forecasts for the release of new models of MacBook Pro laptops and compact Mac mini desktops with updated Apple M2 processors indicated that the update should be expected around November of this year. But it seems that the company’s plans have changed. According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the ... Read more

A first approach to Socket AM5: orientation to Ryzen 9 7950X

The appearance of a new desktop platform always arouses increased interest among those users who need the most powerful solutions in this format. Socket AM5 becomes the basis for AMD systems for the next three to five years, so the nuances of such an update are even more interesting than ... Read more

After last year’s 11% growth, Gartner forecasts a PC shipments drop

Recent years have been difficult for all markets, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the semiconductor crisis have significantly affected production and logistics processes. An analytical forecast from Gartner foresees a drop in the supply of personal computers by a significant 9.5%. In general figures, the share of ordinary user computers reaches ... Read more