The sale of laptops, in each for the fifth consecutive year What format will be imposed?
January 13, 2017 at 20:00
If the tablets slate They haven't been on a good pace lately, about laptops neither does it look much better; and it is that throughout the past 2016 sales fell approximately 6% compared to the 2015 course. It seems that we are at a time of indeterminacy in which manufacturers decide to take the middle path: hybrids, 2 in 1 and convertibles have been the big bets of the CES. Will these make the fall of other formats profitable?
Throughout the past CES of La Vegas we don't talk about a single Android tablet, quite unlike other years, however, Dell, Lenovo or HP filled the hybrid name holders with Windows 10. The screens of more than 5 inches in smartphones, the coexistence of laptops and tablets, and even the indecision of opting for one or the other, and the long replacement cycle of both, due to less wear due to the greater use of the phones and other systems (Netflix and Chromecast avoid long periods of activity download and reproduction, for example) are marking the future of the current market.
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Laptops fall, tablets too
Precisely, the manufacturers that we cite a little above, Dell, Lenovo and HP they have been the leaders of the laptop segment throughout 2016 and in their last quarter the three companies have managed to improve sales in 2015. However, the distribution it has dropped between 5.7 and 6.2 percent During the past 12 months, in which 150 million units have been sold, according to estimates, 260 if we add these to the sale of desktop equipment. The tablets, on the other hand, have suffered an even more marked fall, although their sales have reached almost 180 million Of units.
The problem will continue clearly, and although the laptop will remain stable for 2017, the tablet will continue losing bellows for another year. Even so, these projections do not make much sense if we consider that at any time a product that changes everything can arrive, as happened in 2010, be it Andromeda or one Surface Pro 5 or a iPad Pro 2 breakers
The hybrids have to succeed, but otherwise
We said it in the presentation of the last 2 in 1 of Dell. Of course, hybrids with Intel Kaby Lake are attractive, but they have a couple of bugs. The first, not everyone can spend 2,000 euros on such a device and, second, Windows 10 does not offer just native touch applications. The dual boot they have been demonstrating that the updates and the care of the two platforms alike is not their forte, while Chrome OS emerges as a very interesting alternative, to support Android applications, if you can move the desktop experience to the touch.
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For now, we can add little more, we just have to wait to see what they take out of the sleeve Microsoft, Google, Manzana and the big manufacturers that accompany them.
Sources: windowscentral.com and tablet-news.com