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Africa’s PC sales to slump in 2015

The African and Middle Eastern PC market posted its third successive quarter of year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, but a slide in sales in 2015 is on the cards, according to International Data Corp. The improvement in the most recent three quarters follows

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 119 – ‘Smart moto scooter’

It’s the first TalkCentral podcast of 2015. In the show this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the best products to be announced at this year’s International CES – just don’t call it the Consumer Electronics Show! From the Gogoro Smartscooter

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Regional PC market returns to growth

After seven successive quarters of year-on-year declines, the African and Middle Eastern PC market has finally returned to growth, posting an annual improvement in sales of 2,2% in the second quarter of 2014 to reach 4,5m units. The data, from research and advisory firm

Gadgets & Reviews
What a R42 000 laptop looks like

Dell’s Precision M3800 notebook is a workhorse that epitomises the desktop replacement computer. It features incredibly high-end hardware, with enhancements not often found in notebooks. The US computer maker has the formula just right with this machine. Everything from the packaging to its sleek design oozes

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PC sales set to bounce up

Is the PC market set for a comeback or is it a case of a dead cat bouncing? New research from International Data Corp (IDC) suggests that PC sales in the Middle East and Africa (including Turkey) will end a “dismal run” of seven consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines in the second quarter of 2014. According to IDC, PC sales

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PC sales slump across Africa region

The personal computer business is in a poor state worldwide, and the Africa and Middle East region has not been shielded from the slump. The latest data from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) shows the PC shipments in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey declined by 14,3% year on year during the fourth quarter of 2014, to 4,5m

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SA tablet demand soars, iPad stalls

New data from International Data Corp (IDC) shows demand for tablet computers in South Africa is soaring. Shipments of tablet PCs to South Africa increased by 107% year on year in the last quarter of 2013 to a total of 513 000 units, the research firm said

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PC sales go into freefall

The personal computer industry is under severe pressure. New, preliminary data from research and analyst firm Gartner shows that 79,2m PCs were shipped in the first quarter of 2013, an 11,2% decline over the same quarter in 2012. This is the first time the number had fallen below 80m since the second quarter

Gadgets & Reviews
XPS 13 review: one hell of a Dell

The Ultrabook wave is growing rapidly, with every major manufacturer now offering an ultra-portable range of thin and lightweight laptops with potent processors and the speed benefits offered by solid-state drives. Dell’s latest foray into the Ultrabook market is in its XPS range. With it, the US computer manufacturer

In-depth
Forget Apple, buy Microsoft

Although some US analysts are predicting that Apple’s share price could push past the US$1 000/share barrier in the next 12 months, making it the first $1 trillion company, I believe the more “boring” technology companies such as Dell, Microsoft and Intel offer a more sensible prospect for investors. The market is valuing Apple’s operating