Acer lowers notebook, tablet shipment plans for 2011

Acer is scaling back its expectations for tablet and notebook shipments this year. The Wall Street Journal reports that the world’s second largest PC maker (behind HP) has slashed its estimates for tablet shipments by more than half, with hopes of shipping 2.5 million to 3 million tablets this year. Notebook shipments are also expected […]

CPU shipments are down overall, but Intel Atom sales are up

There’s good news and bad news for computer chipmakers. Research firm IDC reports that overall microprocessor shipments were down 11.4% in the fourth quarter of 2008 when compared with the same period in 2007. In case you couldn’t guess, that’s the bad news. The good news is that Intel Atom processors are shipping like there’s […]

What recession? Asus ships 700,000 netbooks in September

The state of the netbook is apparently pretty strong. Not only are the tiny laptops taking over the Amazon Sales charts, and hitting the top 10 list at Notebook Review, but they’re generally selling like hotcakes. According to DigiTimes, Asus shipped 1.7 million netbooks in the third quarter of 2008, with 700,000 shipped in September […]