The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Google, Microsoft, Dell, Apple and Intel

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Chicago, IL – June 11, 2013 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Google (GOOG-Free Report), Microsoft (MSFT-Free Report), Dell (DELL-Free Report), Apple (AAPL-Free Report) and Intel’s (INTC-Free Report).

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Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

Technology Stock Roundup

The last week was a big one for technology companies, with Computex (the world’s largest computing tradeshow) being held in Taipei and Apple seeing a rare loss to Samsung in their perennial bickering over patents.

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Computex was all about mobile because tablets continue to cannibalize traditional computing devices. The first quarter of 2013 saw tablet shipments doubling with PCs dropping 14% (:IDC). Tablets will overtake PCs by 2015, so says IDC.

Computer makers appear to be going a bit crazy as they scramble to capture a share of the mobile pie. Asian player Asustek announced a hybrid device. Built to run on both Google’s (GOOG-Free Report) Android and Microsoft’s (MSFT-Free Report) Windows 8, the Asus device is a triple play on a laptop, tablet and desktop. Acer’s mini tablet is powered by Microsoft.

Other hybrids by these two companies included phablets (phone + tablet), tablet-laptops and so forth. Dell (DELL-Free Report) also announced a convertible. True to tradition, Apple (AAPL-Free Report) kept its distance from Computex, saving its goodies for its own event to be held next week.

On the chip level, Intel’s (INTC-Free Report) Haswell proved to be a breakthrough. While still consuming more power than competing ARM Holdings (ARMH) devices, Haswell offers much higher speeds and have a lower form factor than other Intel products.

Intel’s philosophy has changed over the years and the company made it clear that Haswell could be used across all operating systems (Android, Chrome, Windows and iOS). However, the low battery life means that Intel devices are better suited for convertibles (so the extra battery can be hidden in the keyboard). Competitor ARM also announced an enhancement for midrange handsets.

Courtroom Drama

The International Trade Commission (ITC) found Apple guilty of infringing a patent and banned the import of some Apple devices. Apple said it would appeal and President Obama has 60 days to set aside the ruling. In Samsung’s favor, the ITC is an independent quasi-judicial body offering technical expertise to the executive and legislature, which basically means that it is rarely overridden.

It remains to be seen if Samsung can have the ban extended to other devices until Apple licenses the technology. In Apple’s favor, the ruling is with respect to older devices and some are optimistic that new product sales will not be affected.

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