View Full Version : Sales of Tablet PC Shows Impact on PC Market

13th March 2011, 02:49 PM
According to the report of US IT website Businessinsider, the latest sales statistics show that panel computer has certain impact on consumer PC market while industry insiders used to think that tablet would not threat PC market.

By January 31, 2011, Hewlett Packard has slipped 11% on customer PC sales while business PC sales climb 12%, showed the latest statistics. Meantime, Dell dropped 8% with its customer PC in the last quarter of 2010 as in comparison with the previous quarter. Nonetheless, Dell still is favored by many leading corporations. With regard to Microsoft, it increased by 3% through carrying with Windows system of new PC in the last quarter of 2010.

Microsoft did not compare consumer PCs to commercial PCs on their windows system, but the corp. implied that the update of cycle commercial PCs is driving Windows sale growing. It also admitted that sale of netbook has a slight drop compared to the last year. This kind of micro-computer used to be very popular for inexpensive cost during 2008 and 2009.

Is consumer PC market impacted by broad trends in the economy or consumers do not spend any money on new products to save their cash? Obviously, it's not. According to report, Apple's iPad were sold 7.3 million and sale of Mac also increased by 23%.

The release of Windows 8 will promote a new wave of commercial PC based on past experience. As we can see, sometimes experience can not explain everything. There was once a time, Microsoft was not competitive at all during the period of releasing new products. Whenever Windows 8 releases, however, some potential customers of iPad, Android or other tablet PC would not buy new PC with Windows system carried. At the present, customer PC's update cycle is disorganized. Therefore, Hewlett-Packard is developing non-Window system carried tablet PC. The related integrated circuit is HAT1000-S.