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Tablet sales growth to tap the brakes this year, says Gartner

Potential tablet buyers are opting instead for alternative devices, and existing owners are hanging onto their tablets longer, according to research firm Gartner.

By October 15, 2014


PC market won't stink as much this year, says Gartner

Worldside shipments of PCs will still drop in 2014 but not as badly as they did last year. And ultramobiles will provide a bit of a boost.

By July 7, 2014


PC shipments to sink 6 percent this year as tablets surge -- Gartner

Shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined will climb by 7 percent in 2014, predicts Gartner, though PCs will be on the losing end of the deal.

By March 27, 2014


Tablet shipments to jump 68%, PCs to slip 10%, says Gartner

Overall in 2013, shipments of tablets, smartphones, and PCs will increase 6 percent, despite the drag from traditional desktops and laptops, according to Gartner.

By June 24, 2013


A Netbook/ultramobile hybrid from Sharp

The five-inch touch-screen mobile computer is meant to be used as a handheld device with thumb-typing.

By October 6, 2009


Gallery: Ultramobile, Web-friendly PCs

At the Intel Developer Conference showcase, a circus of unusual and tiny computers.

By August 20, 2008


MTI Micro partners for fuel cell ultra-mobile PC

Rather than look for an electrical outlet in the airport, you can pull out a liquid methanol cartridge to charge your ultra-mobile PC, if this partnership pans out.

By July 10, 2008


Toshiba shows ultramobile PC concept

Toshiba has been demonstrating a concept design for a new ultramobile PC, and it could end up being cleverer than all the rest

By January 8, 2008


Samsung upgrades Q1 ultramobile PC

The $1,399 Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC has a 1.33GHz Intel Core Solo processor and, Samsung says, a better keyboard. Pokier predecessors get a price cut.

By January 7, 2008


OQO model e2 'ultra-mobile PC': Up close and personal

Although we've been busy giving out candy to kids and lighting fireworks, we've still had time to fiddle with the improved OQO model e2

By November 5, 2007