Is This the Right Move to Save PC Makers?

In case you hadn't noticed, the PC market is in absolute shambles these days. With Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) Windows 8 having failed to drive the refresh cycle many had hoped, we're now seeing names like Microsoft and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) shift their strategy. In the coming months, investors and consumers will see a new spate of devices enter the market that will take aim at the tablet market. And while these are two of the most formidable names in all of technology, the challenge they both face is maybe equally immense as both Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) continue to click on all cylinders in the mobile space as well. This tension should be one of the defining storylines in big tech today.

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  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 8:22 AM, mcking1969 wrote:

    "In case YOU hadn't noticed, tech blogger" Apple just announced that they are releasing an updated version of their high end Mac Pro PC. The endless beating of the drums about “the death of the PC” is becoming so monotonous.

    Yea sales are down, way down but then I’ll start to worry as all of the PCs residing on all of the desktops in all of the offices in all of the businesses across all of the lands are traded in for tablets.

    PCs are essential to so many industries it would be difficult to name them all. Has any company stopped using PC to design software? Is there a video game company out there designing video games on smartphones and tablets? Every desk at Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM and every other tech company hosts a PC of one sort or another.

    Take a deep breath and stop giving into the sensationalism. Turn that frown upside down little camper and realize that things aren’t as bad as you OPED writers and bloggers would make them out to be. “Always with the negative waves, Moriarty always with the negative waves.”

  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 11:18 AM, techy46 wrote:

    PC's Mobile and it includes smart phone and tablets with Intel Inside. It's pretty convenient that you Fools can define PCs to only include Wintel desktops and notebooks.

  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 3:03 PM, FreeWil wrote:


    You don't get it.

    Intel IS the heart beat of Technology. Just look at their RD budget. It is not about the PC, it's about the microprocessor that has moved all the sciences, health, big data (the cloud) faster and faster. It has focus on micro processor energy in the past few years and is now there. How micro processors are used makes no difference. We need them all.

    PS: Intel owns the largest base of sub micron manufacturing around the world. A HUGH moat.

    Keep your apple iphone at 2X the cost of an Android, both will have Intel Inside some day. Just like the MAC.

    Intel will be around for a long, long time. We need them badly.

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