1. M Coffey's Avatar
    Forecast: Tablets to make up 50% of all PC sales in 2014

    This includes all tablets of all manufacturers and OS.

    Includes Desktop PC's, Laptops/Netbooks/Chromebooks and Tablets.

    Very cool!
    Tablets to make up 50% of PC market in 2014 | Canalys
    12-13-2013 10:07 PM
  2. spaulagain's Avatar
    This is why MS made Windows 8. It completely befuddles me that people don't get this and are clinging onto traditional Windows.
    Reflexx and rmeigs like this.
    12-13-2013 10:34 PM
  3. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    Indeed, the only argument against Windows 8 was that perhaps it was a bit too radical for the large masses of people who absolutely do not like change, but on the other hand, the same people seem to have no problem with other tablet operating systems which should pose at least as great of a change in the interface.

    Anyway, as I work in healthcare, I have had the dubious pleasure to use Windows XP at work for the last few years. We just got upgraded to Windows 7 for most of the computers which is a clear improvement. There is much basic functionality missing in XP which makes it frustrating to use and it feels ancient in the design. Things like automatic search when pushing the windows button or resizing windows with shortcuts are missing in XP. Even WIndows 7 feels a bit dated though compared to Windows 8,1 which simply is a better OS than Windows 7 in almost every aspect except for the new interface if you really can't adapt. The start menu_ Well, seriously, for most people who can actually use a computer, the new menu in the left bottom corner is better, as you shouldn't launch frequently used programs anyway by navigating the old start menu.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-14-2013 04:02 AM
  4. Coreldan's Avatar
    I doubt this, however laptops with touch screens and hybrid tablets (well, those are tablets, at least) will likely start getting a decent chunk, but I doubt 50%. Then again I don't know what the situation is now.
    12-14-2013 04:41 AM
  5. spaulagain's Avatar
    I doubt this, however laptops with touch screens and hybrid tablets (well, those are tablets, at least) will likely start getting a decent chunk, but I doubt 50%. Then again I don't know what the situation is now.
    Keep in mind, they are talking about sales not actual market share. I imagine towers will account for very few sales in 2014.
    12-14-2013 11:36 AM
  6. Coreldan's Avatar
    Keep in mind, they are talking about sales not actual market share. I imagine towers will account for very few sales in 2014.
    Well thats a good point.

    As for towers, I guess its mostly just gamers and enterprise..
    12-14-2013 12:01 PM

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