Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Can the PC Be Saved? – Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), Dell Inc. (DELL)

Page 1 of 2

Personal computers have been a touchstone of the business and personal world for the majority of my life. Born in 1967, I’ve seen them grow up from some odd thing that only colleges had to things my eight-year-old plays and does homework on. The explosion of the personal computer is the biggest consumer electronics story of the last 30-odd years.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)

But not anymore. As any observer can note, PCs – useful as they are – are being passed up by tablet computers and other mobile devices. There’s a real feeling that the desktop PC is on its way out the door and that even laptops and notebooks are headed for the ashbin of history. It’s a strange sight to someone raised on PCs in the classroom and DOS for Dummies.

Still, not everyone is taking it lying down. Fujifilm, along with several other firms – makers of PCs and software for PCs – are trying to take steps to bring the ease of use that tablets own such as touchscreen technology and other innovations to the next wave of lightweight PCs. It’ll be an interesting ride if they can pull it off.

To do so, they’ll have to compete with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), of course. Both of these companies have a strong hold on the tablet market. They don’t own all of it, but between the two they own a good chunk of it. Apple, as you should know, also makes personal computers but has been shifting itself over the last 10 years towards other personal electronics and doing fairly well at it. Google isn’t as committed to the hardware as Apple, but its Android operating system runs a lot of devices. These two will be difficult to compete against.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft is – apparently – willing to give it a try. In addition to competing directly in the tablet market with the Surface (which I think very highly of) the company made sure that its newest operating system, Windows 8, was built around the concept of touchscreen computing. Microsoft is poised to compete, as it always is, for the business dollar that buys computers. Both the new Windows 8 and the Surface are being sold as primary business devices and that’s a real hole in the wall that Apple and Google have built that can be exploited. If Microsoft can make sure to keep the enterprise-level buyer invested in Windows PCs through the expansion of a tablet-like interface – and tablets – there’s reason to believe that it will do well in the future.

Page 1 of 2

Biotech Stock Alert - 20% Guaranteed Return in One Year

Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Piling Into

One of 2015's best hedge funds and two insiders snapped up shares of this medical device stock recently. We believe its transformative and disruptive device will storm the $3+ billion market and help it achieve 500%-1000% gains in 3 years.

Get your FREE REPORT and the details of our 20% return guarantee today.

Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading Comments...
X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!