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IDC report shows back to school promos and US appetite boost worldwide tablet market
The worldwide tablet market has grown 11.5% year over year in the third quarter, according to IDC
31 Oct 14
Review: Asus Memo Pad 7
There’s definitely no shortage of affordable Android tablets. There’s a heap of el-cheapo kamakuza-brand X models. So when asked to check out Asus’s Memo Pad 7, I was a more than a little curious to see how Asus stacked up in the ultra crowded and competitive android tablet market.
25 Sep 14
Review: Asustor 604T NAS
Who'd have thought that having a way of storing/retrieving data over your home network would become so critical for so many?
12 Sep 14
Synnex NZ eyes corporate growth, cloud...
"Sometimes it's better to do it right the first time and not be afraid of watching and learning from others."
27 Aug 14
Review: ASUS DSL-N66U
The ASUS DSL-N66U (no fancy names here) lands at about the same price as Netgear’s Nighthawk but is a hell of a lot less flashy and much more industrial - does this mean it works like a machine?
25 Aug 14
Review: ASUS N750 Laptop
Asus have released the N750, 17.3 inches of glorious screen real estate wrapped in a sleek metal body, ready for pretty much anything you can throw at it?
25 Aug 14
The business enabler: Tablet PCs and SMB…
David McKean, Asus New Zealand sales manager, takes a look at the benefits and challenges posed by tablets for SMBs.
13 Aug 14
New tablet phase ahead as vendors claw back Apple / Samsung dominance
"Until recently, Apple, and to a lesser extent Samsung, have been sitting at the top of the market, minimally impacted by the progress from competitors."
25 Jul 14
"Pockets of optimism" emerge from ANZ PC market...
"There are pockets of optimism coming from mature markets like ANZ, Singapore, and Hong Kong, where the smartphones and tablets near saturation."
23 Jul 14
Asus advances as others retreat
"There's an opportunity with Sony and Samsung pulling out of that space. We're hoping we can slot in nicely in the market."
18 Jul 14
Lenovo leads the way as PC market lives to fight another day
"The better than expected results seem to arise from two places..."
12 Jul 14
$100 mil and climbing for Synnex New Zealand
Synnex New Zealand has surpassed $100 million in revenue, with promises of another record year ahead.
16 Jun 14
Industry feels the heat as tablet market misses a beat
Experts forecast an even more challenging year ahead for the category...
05 May 14
Lexmark makes NZ channel play with global IT parts supplier
"We see this new partnership as a positive step towards a strong relationship between our two companies in Australia and New Zealand."
01 May 14
Eight in a row as PC market decline grows
"On the consumer side, ongoing distractions from smartphones and tablets as well as cautious channel intake impacted most markets in the region..."
28 Apr 14
Windows XP EOS offers flagging PC market timely boost
"While the PC market remains weak... the end of XP support by Microsoft on April 8 has played a role in the easing decline of PC shipments..."
11 Apr 14
ASUS names new NZ distribution partner...
Worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor ASUS has expanded its channel network in New Zealand, naming a new distributor for its notebook and tablet range...
03 Apr 14
ASUS appoints seasoned veteran to lead NZ market charge
"Her expertise, combined with the strong foundation established by the current team, will enable the future growth of ASUS in the New Zealand market."
25 Mar 14
Android devices fuel strong tablet growth...
Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to Gartner.
05 Mar 14
Apple ahead of the tablet game as Samsung trails
"We expect commercial purchases of tablets to continue to accelerate in mature markets, but softness in the consumer segment point to a more challenging environment for tablets in 2014 and beyond."
30 Jan 14
"Sombre" PC market suffers first annual double digit decline
"2014 is expected to remain another challenging year for the PC market, as competition will only grow among the devices."
23 Jan 14
Is the ASUS G750 worthy of the ROG badge?
For those of you who do not know the ASUS Republic of Gamers badge (ROG) is given to products that perform exceptionally well, especially for gamers. So with this in mind we look at the ASUS G750 gaming notebook to see if it is worthy of it's ROG badge.
14 Jan 14
Worst decline in PC history as industry “bottoms out”
In recording the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline, the worst in PC history, industry analysts believe markets have "bottomed out" across the world.
13 Jan 14
Game Consoles top PC gaming gear for Christmas
Welcome to the first of many Christmas lists were Game Console will guide you through some of the best tech we have tested throughout 2013.
17 Dec 13