computer sales

Wall Street Watch: Dell Needs to Think Outside of the Box

Dell was once the envy of the consumer tech industry, but its days sales growth are long past. The PC maker saw its profitability drop sharply as sales tumbled 11% to $13.7 billion in the quarter that just ended -- even further than analysts expected.

This Should Be a Good Time for Microsoft. It's Not.

These should be good times for Microsoft. It's going on the offensive ahead of the holiday shopping season, with new PCs, tablets with Windows 8, and smartphones running Windows Phone 8. Unfortunately for Microsoft, the buzz just isn't there.

Why Hewlett-Packard Will Never Be Great Again

In the past two years, Hewlett-Packard's world has turned upside-down, thanks to CEO woes, costly acquisitions and a doomed attempt to revive webOS. All those problems cost the tech giant 58% of its market value. But as bad as things appear now, they can always get worse.

Are PCs Going Extinct?

PC makers better learn to think outside of the box: Computer sales continue to slip as companies cautiously watch their spending and consumers flock to tablets and smartphones for their basic computing needs.

Why Dell Will Never Be Great Again

Dell shares opened sharply lower on Wednesday after the PC maker posting disappointing financial results. Sales are soft, margins are contracting, and the outlook is uninspiring.

Apple's iPad Is Set to Take a Bite Out of PC Sales Growth

IT trends researcher Gartner just cut its forecast for 2011 worldwide PC shipment growth from 18.1% to 15.9%. That's still very robust growth for PCs, but they see it as an early sign that the wild popularity of the iPad is taking a toll on the rest of the computer industry.

Intel Lowers Third-Quarter Revenue Forecast

Intel issued a third-quarter warning, saying its revenues will come in lighter than expected due to softening consumer demand for PCs. It now expects to bring in revenues of $10.8 billion to $11.2 billion, compared with its previous guidance of $11.2 billion to $12 billion.