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Windows XP expiration couldn't save PC market in Q1

The looming threat of running an unsupported OS wasn't enough to save PC shipments from continuing their slide in the first quarter.
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Raspberry Pi plans new modular computer for maker audience

Raspberry Pi -- popular for its $25 PC -- plans later this year to ship new hardware in the form of a smaller board that plugs into a custom motherboard slot, which could appeal to a new audience of makers, enthusiasts and enterprise users.

Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs

Intel is preparing a new 'Braswell' chip to succeed its power-efficient Bay Trail processor found in PCs besides working on bringing over 20 Chromebook designs to the market this year.

PC sales to drop by 6% in 2014

The global decline in sales of laptops and desktops is expected to continue in 2014 -- and Gartner envisions another decline of nearly 5% in 2015

Intel's new Broadwell chips set the stage for faster PCs

Haswell, move over. Intel has provided an initial glimpse into the faster and more power-efficient fifth-generation Core processors code-named Broadwell, which will be in PCs during the second half of this year.

Despite sagging hardware sales, confidence in tech remains high

Confidence in the underlying strength of the tech sector as a whole appears to be solid despite some dispiriting news on the hardware front.

IDC forecasts deeper declines in PC shipments for 2014

Shipments of new PCs, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will decline more in 2014 than thought a few months ago, according to IDC.

New AMD Sempron chip targets desktops

Advanced Micro Devices' Sempron processor brand has polarized chip fans since its 2004 introduction in laptops, but a fresh batch of the processors is being targeted at its desktop fan base.

Users refuse to chuck XP as Windows 8 uptake flattens

For the second month in a row, Windows XP and Windows 8 defied their maker's wishes, as XP gained user share, and Windows 8, the OS Microsoft hopes will fuel sales of new devices, flatlined in February.

Microsoft concedes Windows 8.1 needs more for mouse, keyboard customers

Microsoft on Sunday publicly acknowledged what leaks had shown, that the company will issue an update to Windows 8.1 this spring that provides more tools for owners of traditional PCs controlled by mouse and keyboard.

PCs In Depth

Windows 8: Learn to love it

If you're having a rough time with your Windows 8 computer, several options are available to smooth out the bumps

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Told you so! Microsoft backs off on Metro

Microsoft appears to be backing off on its biggest user interface fiasco since Microsoft Bob: In the Windows 8.1 update, the desktop rather than Metro reportedly will be the default interface.

Is Apple's 13-in. iPad a desktop for kids?

Rumors about Apple building a very large iPad have been unavoidable for seven months. But does a giant iPad make sense?

New tech device? Make the most of it

If you got a new smartphone, tablet or computer for the holidays, these Computerworld stories can help you get acquainted with new OSes, find great apps and accessories, safely dispose of your old devices and more.

Icahn in control after Dell ups offer to take company private

Michael Dell and Silver Lake's decision to raise the offer to take Dell private is a concession that rival Carl Icahn and affiliate parties may have an upper hand in the wrangling to take over the company, observers of the deal said.

Matchbox computers: Small is beautiful (and powerful)

Matchbox computers -- small but powerful open-source devices -- are a good way to build your own system and/or carry it with you. We look at the phenomenon and offer a slideshow of examples.

How Microsoft could rule consumer electronics

Microsoft has everything it needs to beat Apple and Google and rule consumer electronics. What it lacks is the will to ship that technology to consumers and provide people with a compelling, breathtaking and wonderful vision of the future.

Computerworld Honors 2013: Government-funded program gets technology to students

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for philanthropy, helps provide low-income families with affordable computers and free digital literacy training.

It's a desktop! It's a tablet! Dell XPS 18 vs. Sony Vaio Tap 20

We look at the Dell XPS 18 and the Sony Vaio Tap 20: Two all-in-ones that transform into large-scale tablets. Is this an alteration you can work with?

Preston Gralla: iPad vs. PC: Sometimes the accepted wisdom is right

It's clear that hardware makers are experimenting far more with Windows devices than Apple is with the iPad. But that does that herald a revival of the PC?

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