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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."
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..."
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..."
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...
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."
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.
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."
"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."
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.
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.
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.
Republic of Gamers G750 Notebook set for NZ release...
ASUS has announced the New Zealand availability of the Republic Of Gamers G Series G750 notebook for PC gaming enthusiasts.
IDC: Android drives worldwide tablet growth
Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, drove largely in part through Android products.
Dove flies high with Asus NZ distie deal
Global consumer notebook vendor Asus has broadened its presence within New Zealand, signing on local IT firm Dove Electronics as distributor.
Six in a row as global PC sales slow
Unsurprisingly worldwide PC shipments once again hit the skids, posting a sixth consecutive quarter of decline as consumers continue switching to mobile devices devices.
Tablet shipments slow as vendors await Apple's iPad show…
A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors. But with no new Apple products, the market slowed for many vendors.
PC woe as sales slow
Worldwide PC shipments fell for fifth consecutive quarter, the longest duration of decline in the PC market’s history, begging the question - are PCs finished?
Tablets on the slide BlackBerry? Not just yet
BlackBerry CEO may think tablets will fade within five years, but worldwide shipments continue to surge.
Introducing the Asus Transformer All-in-One
There's big and then there's, well, really really big.
PC sales stall as Windows 8 struggles
PC shipments post the steepest decline on record during a single quarter, as buyers seemingly move away from Microsoft's Windows 8 PC software.
ASUS releases the world’s smallest router
Computer hardware company says customers can stay connected wherever they go in a pocket-sized USB device.
Apple leads the market as tablet shipments soar
iPad once again leads the way as worldwide tablet shipments outpaced predictions, hitting a record total of 52.5 million units.
Windows 8 fails to ignite PC sales
Latest findings show Microsoft's new release fails to have a significant impact on PC shipments during the fourth quarter.
ASUS 3G Nexus 7 tablet heads Down Under
3G version of tablet will be available in Australian and New Zealand retail stores this month.