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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

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Dell is ‘no longer a PC company’

Computer maker Dell is “long longer a PC company” but an “IT solutions company”, Brad Anderson, the president of its enterprise solution group said at the launch of its enterprise solutions in London on Monday, Craig Wilson reports. Anderson says the company has made 18 acquisitions since 2008, continues

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Meet Africa’s most powerful supercomputer

Imagine a computer with 23TB of RAM and 2 800 processor cores, generating 60 trillion floating-point operations per second. That’s what Dell, the CSIR, the Centre for High Performance Computing and the University of Cambridge have built in Cape Town. It’s being billed as the fastest supercomputer

Craig Wilson
Is that a phone in your pocket, or…?

The first cellular phones were cumbersome, ungainly things that required strong arms and frequent access to a power point. Then the great shrink happened. By the end of the 1990s, phones had evolved from briefcase-sized to pocket-sized to