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Apple gives MacBook Air one more tune up
Apple has focused on improving CPU and graphics performance, a new Magic Keyboard, doubled storage capacity, and a new microphone system, amongst other features.
IDC: Tablets stay dead, notebooks keep head above water
An IDC report predicts a soft personal PC market, slipping into further decline with the exception of notebooks, gaming PCs, and business PC upgrades.
Dell launches rugged range of notebooks down under
Dell says the range is built to withstand “temperatures ranging from -29 to 63 degrees Celsius, harsh wet conditions, sand, dust and hard impacts.”
Local traditional PC market up 8.8% in 2Q18
Traditional PC shipments have seen an unexpected rise in Oz, boosted by the commercial market.
Gaming, portability keeping PC market green despite numbers' drop
2-in-1s, ultra-slim notebooks and gaming PCs will keep market value growing, despite dropping sales numbers, says IDC.
IDC says there’s a silver lining behind ongoing PC decline
Despite the personal computing devices market posting another decline in 2017, IDC says there are a number of positive aspects to take advantage of.
AU govt echoes HP's recall of potentially fiery laptop batteries
The ACCC has reiterated HP’s recall with one of its own in an attempt to get Aussie consumers to check and replace their batteries if needed.
IDC: Personal Computing Device market continues to decline
The analyst says global shipments of PCD devices are expected to decline 2.7% year over year in 2017, however, all is not lost.
HP winner in better than expected Q3 PC market
The traditional PC market has clocked a better than expected result Q3, with HP logging a ‘notable’ growth thanks to big wins in Asia Pacific.
Win 10 detachables, commercial providing relief in ailing market
Windows 10 detachables and the commercial segment are providing some relief in the ailing personal computing device market.
Traditional PC market declines but fares better than expected
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs declined in the first quarter of 2017, but surprisingly the figures are more positive than expected.
Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear
As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, demand for devices that accompany us anywhere has soared - here's a look into two Durabook products.
HP expands global battery recall due to fire and burn hazards
“It is essential to recheck your battery, even if you did so previously and were informed that it was not affected."
Microsoft: 10 great ways to rock back-to-school
Below are some new and favourite technology features we offer educators to help make teaching easier and spark student learning.
Hands-on review: ACER Aspire S13 - slim, sexy and powerful
The Aspire S13 is easily one of the most user-friendly devices I’ve trialled, with a powerful processor, the wonderful ergonomics and a sexy feel.
Hands-on review: HP Spectre - the world's thinnest notebook
The lovely folks at HP seem to be determined to turn me to the Windows side, and with the Spectre, they may be edging ever closer to success.
Toshiba expands SMB offerings with new laptops
“With our expanded line of Tecra and Portégé products, we are able to deliver devices with enterprise-class performance for a low TCO."
Fujitsu enterprise PC refresh brings palm vein sensor, reduced footprint
Fujitsu is refreshing its mini desktop and Lifebook notebooks, favouring 'human needs over large and noisy technology requirements'.
Hands-on review: Asus UX305
I was pleasantly surprised by Asus’s latest mid-range offering, the Zenbook UX305, which offers a surprisingly solid build and bang per buck value.
The ABCs of ed tech today, according to CompTIA
CompTIA breaks down the key technologies used in today’s classrooms and how this is impacting classroom learning.
Behind the scenes of Kiwi distributor NZ Computer Sales
New Zealand Computer Sales was established in 1995 to provide New Zealand businesses and beyond with quality, affordable, ready-for-use electronics.
Asus advances as others retreat
"There's an opportunity with Sony and Samsung pulling out of that space. We're hoping we can slot in nicely in the market."
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ANZ mobile device sales hits the skids
For the first time in Australia and New Zealand, all three mobile devices market – notebooks, tablets and mobile phones – declined for two consecutive quarters since 2013 Q1.