HP, Dell, Asus PCs, 2-in-1s Look to Give Market Shot in the Arm

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-06-09

IDC analysts this month predicted that the global PC market will continue its contraction, with shipments expected to fall by 6 percent this year over 2013, despite some signs of slowing in mature markets. While there are positive signs for the PC space—the continued migration by businesses away from Windows XP, slowing tablet demand and improving economies—the overall forecast is still to see tablet shipments overtaking PC volume in the fourth quarter, and annually in 2016. "The transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable," said Loren Loverde, vice president of Worldwide PC Trackers for IDC. While tablets and smartphones were popular at the Computex 2014 show, there were a number of notebook PCs that were unveiled in the first week of June from such OEMs as Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Asus. Most of the systems epitomized the ongoing transition within the PC space toward new form factors and a wider variety of components and operating systems. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at some of those systems, more than half of which came from HP.


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