December 11, 2012

Why Laptop Makers Should Now Focus on Tablets

Kevin Tofel, GigaOm


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Laptop makers not focused on producing attractive tablets may want to re-evaluate that strategy. According to an IDC report issued on Monday, tablets will begin outselling portable PCs in 2015. This forecast further emphasizes the massive shift toward mobile that has been underway for several years: Smartphones began outselling PCs last year and will easily continue to do so as consumers and enterprises do more computing on the go.

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