It’s Not a Blip. It’s a Whole Year of Weakness for Wintel

People are beginning to notice that people are loving small cheap computers. People may be loving tablets but they won’t love the high price of Wintel:

“Intel’s financial performance for the third quarter of 2012 reflects a stagnant global notebook market mainly due to fast growing demand for tablets and smartphones, and because Apple, Microsoft and Google will launch new tablets later in the fourth quarter. Weak demand for notebooks is expected to persist until the first quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers.”

see Weak demand for notebooks to remain until 1Q13.

Wintel sucks in the face of competition on retail shelves. Options like Chrome books, smart thingies and GNU/Linux as well as Apple’s stuff are all over retail shelves in the run-up to Christmas. Expect this “slump” to last into the next decade.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to It’s Not a Blip. It’s a Whole Year of Weakness for Wintel

  1. kozmcrae says:

    “The PC is not going to go away anytime soon, if ever. It’s going to continue to evolve.”

    It’s been evolving Ivan you idiot. Where do you think mobile computing came from?

    Hey Ivan, wanna talk about IBM’s WWII atrocities?

  2. Ivan says:

    blah blah blah mobile this mobile that blah blah blah.

    The PC is not going to go away anytime soon, if ever. It’s going to continue to evolve. – Paul Otellini

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