“Dell’s two new Vostro 230 desktops are … fairly compact and, most importantly, cheap. Available in both Slim Tower or Mini Tower form factors, the desktops start at just $389 or $299, respectively, but can of course be upgraded significantly from there, including processors up to a 3.0GHz Core 2 Quad Q9650, a maximum 4GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage (from two 1TB drives), and your choice of NVIDIA GeForce G310 or GeForce GT220 graphics (in addition to the standard integrated option).”
“Despite a surge in sales, Palm CFO Doug Jeffries predicts that the smartphone maker’s immediate future won’t be a happy one. These revelations came (after) a conference call with analysts and reporters as Palm announced its third-quarter results for fiscal year 2010. Compared with the same quarter one year ago, Palm’s balance sheet looks almost rosy. At that time, the company endured a $95 million net loss on revenues of a mere $90 million. This year, net losses totaled just $18.5 million on $349.9 million in revenues. Revenues, in fact, beat both analysts’ expectations and Palm’s own projections.”
Cisco Subnet writes about Cisco’s revenues in the Ethernet switches, enterprise routers and WLANs markets.
“Cisco is defending its turf on three fronts as spending picks up coming out of the recession. The markets for Ethernet switches, enterprise routers and WLANs – all markets where Cisco leads – rebounded in the second half of 2009 and are expected to keep growing through this year and beyond, according to Infonetics Research. In Ethernet switches, Cisco’s revenue jumped 19 per cent sequentially in Q4. The overall market grew 15 per cent sequentially to $4.2 billion but was down for the full year compared to 2008 as customers opted for lower cost switches while cutting budgets during the recession.”