Apple's notebooks sweep every category in the latest report, despite middling reliability scores
Consumer Reports doesn't always love Apple's (AAPL) products. It still doesn't recommend the iPhone 4 because of problems its testing lab had with the external antenna. But in its survey of the current crop of notebook computers released Tuesday, the magazine gave the MacBook line its highest ratings in every category in which Apple competes, from the 11-inch MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 25, 2011 7:03 AM ET
The fastest year-to-year growth since iSuppli starting tracking computer shipments in 2003
The charts say it all. Three Asian suppliers -- Acer, Lenovo and ASUS (from a small base) -- led the field. Apple (AAPL) and Toshiba were close behind. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (DELL) grew more slowly.
In terms of market share, HP is still No. 1, but Acer is gaining fast, having passed Dell to reach the No. 2 spot. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 4, 2010 5:42 PM ET
I had some time over the weekend with Jonney Shih, chairman of Taiwan-based PC-maker Asus. Shih talked netbooks, the future of our digital lives, and gave a crowd of entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs at Harvard Business School his rules for starting a company. Oh, and watch out Dell (DELL), he's gunning for you.Michael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 29, 2010 10:25 AM ET
Will Apple's tablet usher in a new era of computing, or simply dominate it?
Chipmaker Nvidia is helping invent a slew of cool technologies that hold the potential to change the way we work and play. The company, which makes processors that enhance images and boost the brawn of computers and phones, is pushing 3-D entertainment into homes and high-def video onto handsets. But the gadget Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Mar 10, 2010 10:34 AM ET
ABU DHABI – News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch told government officials and financiers here Tuesday that the best way to grow a thriving media economy in the Middle East is to take risks. That, he said, will mean limiting censorship and opening up to foreign competition – even when it hurts.
Sure, the message was a little self-serving; Murdoch wants to expand his media empire in the burgeoning Middle East market, MOREJon Fortt - Mar 10, 2010 6:17 AM ET
But Asus' computers are gaining fast on Macs in Rescuecom's fourth annual report
For the third year in a row, Apple (AAPL) has come in first in an annual survey of computer reliability conducted by Rescuecom, a national tech support company based in Syracuse, N.Y.
Rescuecom measures reliability by dividing each manufacturer's U.S. market share, as measured by IDC, by the percentage of calls requesting Rescuecom's service on each maker's machines.
Although Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 22, 2010 12:07 PM ET
By 2011, Apple will have captured 7% of the low-end computer market, says an analyst
"We expect the iPad to compete very well against existing low-end notebooks and netbooks, particularly in the segment of the market where surfing, reading, game playing and emailing dominate the usage model."
So says Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore in a note released Sunday.
In fact, he writes, with the release of the iPad this spring, Apple (AAPL) will MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2010 11:26 AM ET
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A few years ago rivals mocked Jonney Shih, chairman of Asustek, and his purse-size laptop computers. Millions of netbooks later, Shih is having the last laugh.
On a hillside above the Hsing Tian Kong temple in the northern reaches of Taipei, Jonney Shih sits on a wobbly stool next to an ornate low wooden table. Dressed in a taupe suit, white shirt, and silver tie emblazoned with jaguars, Shih, 57, cheerfully MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Nov 20, 2009 6:00 AM ET
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Oct 26, 2009 11:34 AM ET
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