Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday January 12, 2017

Notebooks Make A Comeback As Tablets Tank

Tablets may still be selling, but interest in these devices is certainly decreasingآ—and why wouldn’t they, considering all the great 2-in-1 devices on the market now. A family member just picked up a Surface Book, and now I would like one myself (but not until they put in an OLED display).

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آ…There were 230 million tablets shifted in 2014, which dropped to 208 million the following year, and then down to 182 million last year, with the number expected to dip to 165 million this year as mentioned. There’s better news for desktop PCs though, which are expected to pretty much level off after some big declines in recent years آ– 103 million units were shifted last year, and that’s expected to only slip slightly to 99 million. And laptops will perform even better staying steady at 152 million throughout 2017, the same figure achieved last year آ– which is certainly a good result (if it pans out, of course) in the current climate of an overall PC slump.

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