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What is tablet PC?
A tablet PC is usually a fully functional laptop PC, equipped with a stylus and, often, a touch screen. This form factor is intended for mobility where laptops/notebooks may be impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.
The term tablet PC was made popular in a product announced in 2001 by Microsoft. It was a pen-enabled computer conforming to hardware specifications devised by Microsoft and running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition OS.
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2013-12-04 Analyst: Drop in PC shipments turns from bad to worse
IDC forecasted that worldwide PC shipments will fall by 10.1 percent in 2013, slightly below the previous projection of 9.7 percent, and by far the most severe yearly contraction on record
2010-10-20 Analyst says iPad boosting tablet PC sales
Worldwide sales of tablet computers will surpass 200 million units in 2014, says Gartner Inc., with at least some of the growth driven by cannibalization of other sectors
2011-06-17 Acer slashes 300 jobs, reduces PC sales targets
Acer's chairman, JT Wang, announced that the company is planning to lay off 300 employees in its Europe, the Middle East and Africa units because of market changes and inventory issues in the region.
2015-07-20 Windows 10 not enough to push PC industry out of the pit
Analysts predict that Windows 10 and Skylake, expected to be available next month, will give a boost to PC shipments, but won't be adequate to bolster the ailing PC market
2012-10-11 Ultra-slim PC shipments to reach 65M by 2015
The devices will constitute a quarter of mobile PC shipments in 2015 but tablet shipments are expected to exceed notebook PC shipments by 2016.
2011-04-25 TI's OMAP chief lists top 11 tablet features
Stressing the importance of user experience, EE Times identifies 11 features that tablets sold in 2011-2012 should offer, among them, multiple OS, HD videoconferencing and computational photography.
2011-03-09 Tablets to slow down PC sales in 2011
Gartner has reduced its 2011 PC growth forecast from 15.9 percent to 10.5 percent, citing growing consumer enthusiasm for media tablets, which is expected to dramatically slow home mobile PC sales
2013-09-13 Tablets to outnumber PC shipments in Q4, says analyst
Although PC shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet shipments for the full year, IDC forecasted that tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on an annual basis by the end of 2015.
2013-02-08 Tablets continue to eat into the PC market
Market research firm Canalys recently revealed that media tablets like the iPad have accounted for one in three personal computer shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012.
2013-08-15 Tablet, cell phone processors to record $61.0B in 2013
Due to strong demand for tablet computers and cell phones that connect to the Internet, worldwide microprocessor sales are forecast to rise by 8 per cent and will hit a record high $61 billion
2013-08-07 Tablet sales slackened due to lack of new products
Tablet shipments slow in 2Q13 as vendors look to capitalise on a strong second half of the year, according to IDC
2015-11-03 Tablet market still struggles amid seasonal improvement
IDC revealed that the global tablet market logged lower shipments for the fourth straight quarter with 48.7 million units shipped in 3Q15, which is down 12.6 per cent YoY
2014-11-26 Tablet market slowdown linked to longer device lifecycles
The worldwide tablet market growth will decelerate to 7.2 per cent this year, down from 52.5 per cent in 2013. But the slowdown is seen to be a good thing as device lifecycles for tablets have continued to improve
2014-07-07 Tablet market headed for decline, says analyst
TrendForce revealed that due to both internal and external factors affecting the tablet market, shipments are predicted to reach only 205.5 million in 2014
2013-06-20 Tablet IC sales to rise, PC IC sales to fall
IC Insights said combined IC sales for standard PCs, tablets and new cloud-computing portables are forecast to reach $77.6 billion in 2013 compared to $74.9 billion in 2012.
2011-05-30 Tablet boom weakens Q1 PC sales
IHS blames the 0.3 percent decline in global PC sales in the first quarter on the rising number of tablet models on the market and some high-profile tablet launches in recent months.
2015-08-24 Start-up develops low-cost, low-power Android PC
Built around a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, the ellipse-shaped wide Android PC, runs on Remix OS, a custom engineered version of Android Lollipop developed by Jide Technology
2011-06-16 SMSC tech targets PC, gaming apps
SMSC released KleerNet technology, a wireless audio connectivity solution for PC, tablet, home theater and gaming.
2013-09-03 Phablets surpass tablet, portable PC shipments in Asia
Device vendors shipped 25.2 million phablets in 2Q13, compared with 12.6 million tablets and 12.7 million portable PCs, according to IDC.
2015-04-21 PC-peak is history: Industry preps for further decline
The reluctance by the PC user base to upgrade to new OS and hardware hurt the industry big time, and to make matters worse, market analysts say that PC companies should buckle up for more roadblocks
2015-06-16 PC, chip demand in Q2 plunge to almost 20
Although the iPhone supply chain and the automotive market offer some respite to the industry, chip demand also is weak for tablets, TVs and many Android phones, reported Deutsche Bank.
2012-07-16 PC shipments to outpace traditional desktop PCs
Shipments of AiO PCs are forecast to reach 16.4 million units this year, a 20 percent increase from 13.7 million units in 2011.
2012-10-12 PC shipments expected to drop after 11 years of plenty
IHS revealed that total PC market this year is expected to contract by 1.2 per cent to 348.7 million units, down from 352.8 million last year
2015-10-29 PC industry is not dead, says HP CTO
Shane Wall, HP's chief technologist, described new computing markets in which HP Inc. will play, although it's not clear whether the company has clearly defined platforms for many of them.
2012-09-18 PC DRAM share critically drops below 50
For the first time, personal computers during Q2 accounted for less than half of the market for DRAM, down from 50.2 percent in Q1, noted IHS.
2014-10-30 PC demand bounces back after years of weak sales
The global slump in PC has ended with stronger expectations ahead after a long sustained downturn due to the entry of tablets in the market
2008-01-25 PC chip shipments hit record high in Q4 '07
Global shipments of PC microprocessors set a record in Q4 2007 with stable ASPs driving overall revenue up, according to market research firm IDC
2010-01-12 Nvidia Tegra 2 processor targets tablet PCs
Nvidia unveiled its ARM-based Tegra 2 processor that appears to be aimed at tablet PCs and could show the future direction for mainstream processors to combine CPU, graphics and video functions
2013-09-11 Notebook PC display panel shipments drop 23% YoY
IHS reported that worldwide notebook PC liquid crystal display panel shipments in July 2013 amounted to 14.9 million units, down from 19.3 million during the same month in 2012
2009-10-13 Mobile PC arena gets more crowded
Scan the array of products targeting the territory between laptops and mobile phones and you understand why consumers' heads are spinning.
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