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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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2011-12-29 Mobile investments more lucrative than PC in 2012
Canaccord Genuity expects to see continued strong sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad, despite the upcoming launch of a slew of competing tablets from competitors in 2012.
2006-03-14 Microsoft unfolds Origami, the 'on the go' PC
Microsoft finally unveiled the product behind its 'Project Origami' at the giant CeBIT fair in Hanover, Germany.
2002-04-12 Microsoft to detail PC-centric consumer plans at WinHEC
Microsoft Corp. will provide fresh technical details on the company's PC-centric approach to consumer electronics when it opens the doors on its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference next week
2012-08-10 Market melee key to tablet market dev't, says report
Free for all between Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft crucial to the emergence of the tablet market
2015-04-17 Is MediaTek all set to become Intel's PC rival
Speculations arise as a result of the MediaTek chip that scores about 1,500 on single-core Geekbench results, reportedly the highest score ever for a mobile processor, including those from Intel.
2011-08-23 Internet-enabled CE market to surpass PC by 2013
Shipments of Internet-enabled CE devices will surge to 503.6 million units in 2013, while PC shipments will only amount toÿ433.7 million units, says IHS
2009-07-01 Intel-Nokia deal brings mobile, PC, CE convergence closer
The partnership between Intel and Nokia brings the best of both worlds to both companies, and emphasizes the trend of convergence between the mobile, PC and consumer electronics industries
2016-04-21 Intel's post-PC plan to take a short-term hit
The semiconductor giant marks the beginning of the end for the PC era, and shifts its investments in microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices
2014-11-20 Intel weds mobile, PC business units
Scheduled to take effect in early 2015, the merger will streamline the tech giant's business and turn around the dismal mobile financial results, which recorded a $1 billion operating loss in the third quarter this year.
2015-03-17 Intel warns decline in PC market revenue
In a revenue forecast issued last week, Intel announced a change in outlook due to a weak demand for business desktop PCs and low inventory levels across the supply chain. Fitch Ratings and IDC agree.
2013-04-18 Intel saddled by battered PC market
Intel expects to see improved sales as it rolls out new microprocessors targeting mobile computing markets by the second half of 2013.
2013-05-02 Intel making mark in tablet arena
Intel's market share shot up from zero to around 7 per cent thanks to Windows 8 tablets doing unexpectedly well.
2014-06-09 Intel makes advances in Taiwan tablet market
The chip giant introduced a product lineup geared towards scoring a bigger portion of Taiwan's tablet market, including a 14nm Broadwell-based processor, a reference design, and the future quad-core SoFIA LTE chip as part of Intel-Rockchip partnership
2014-01-20 Intel CEO overestimated PC chip demand
After dropping three percent YoY in Q3, Intel's PC CPU division sales, which accounted for 62 percent of revenue, were flat YoY in Q4, logging an operating profit increase of 20 percent to $3.4 billion
2010-06-07 IDC: Media tablet shipments to hit 46M by 2014
International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts that worldwide media tablet shipments will grow from 7.6 million units in 2010 to more than 46 million units in 2014, representing CAGR of 57.4 percent
2011-11-03 HP to stick with PC biz
HP's new CEO Meg Whitman announced that the company will not spin off its PC business division
2011-02-14 HP joins mobile race with smartphones, tablet
HP's tablet and smartphones should help the company position itself as a player in mobile devices beyond the notebook PC. But HP will have to compete against top players and products already on the market.
2012-09-27 Global tablet market to grow 29% year-over-year, says study
Worldwide tablet market revenues at $32 billion in 2011 are anticipated to reach $40.4 billion in 2012 and $181.5 billion by 2018
2011-04-19 Gartner reports PC slowdown in Q1
Global PC shipments in 1Q11 fell 1.1 percent from a year ago, due mainly to weak demand for consumer PCs and buyers' preference for media tablets and other CE
2011-06-16 DRAMeXchange heralds arrival of post-PC era
DRAMeXchange has heralded the 'official' end of the PC era, as signaled by the continuously dwindling consumer demand for PCs
2010-07-14 Can Microsoft survive post-PC era
Will Microsoft survive as we enter an era when people will use many mobile systems, the majority of which will probably not use any form of Windows?
2011-03-30 Atmel powers LG's G-Slate tablet
Atmel claims a major design win as it's maXTouch solution will be integrated in LG Electronics Mobile's G-Slate tablet touchscreen
2012-02-28 Apple leads in mobile PC shipments
Included in the top five are HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo where total mobile PC shipments increased 12 percent QoQ and 44percent YoY, reaching 88 million units in 4Q11
2011-10-25 APAC PC market sees strong growth
The Asia Pacific's third quarter PC market continues to see steady growth, while the market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) continue to decline
2011-06-02 Analysts argue on iPad's effect on PC market
Analysts firms are mixed regarding the effect the iPad and other tablet devices are having on the PC market. A report from Bedford examined this outlook for companies in the personal computer industry.
2012-06-05 Analyst: Things are looking up for PC, notebook shipments
The report forecasts total PC shipments to grow to 783 million units by 2015, representing an average annual increase of 16 percent between 2010 and 2015
2013-01-25 AMD to focus efforts beyond PC market
AMD CEO Rory Read claims his company is taking the right steps in bringing sales revenue back up despite reporting its second consecutive quarterly loss.
2013-07-23 300ppi LCD tablet panels to gain wider market
Up from virtually zero in 2012, at least 12.6 million LCD tablet panels with 300ppi-or-higher resolutions will ship in 2013, predicted IHS
2002-09-02 Wolfson codecs perform simultaneous playback, record
Wolfson Microelectronics Ltd has developed a line of audio codecs that can playback and record audio at the same time, but at different sampling rates.
2012-08-08 Weak demand, poor economy hurt LED market
Despite rush orders in Q2 that kept LED chip and package makers' utilization rates high, the Q3 outlook for LED backlight market turns murky due to the European debt crisis and the weak demand in China.
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