Saturday, October 25, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google's Pichai to Become Head of Product at Google: report
Internet Explorer 11 Toolkit Allows Enterprise Admins "Spy" On Their Employees
FCC Says Airwave Auction To Delay Until 2016
HP Broadens Moonshot Portfolio With Intel-powered Models
Microsoft To Keep Nokia Brand For Low-end Smartphones
LG Introduces Its First Octa-Core Application Processor
Cloud and Surface 3 Drive Microsoft's Revenue
Micron Urges Investors To Reject TRC Capital's Unsolicited Tender Offer
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > PC Parts > Windows...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, April 15, 2013
Windows 8 to Trigger Growth in Touch-Enabled Notebook PCs


According to the latestreport from NPD DisplaySearch, manufacturers are hoping that Microsoft?s Windows 8 operating system will trigger growth in the already mature notebook PC market in 2013.

The penetration of touch screens in notebook PCs was under 3% in 2012, but is expected to grow to more than 12% in 2013. This compares to touch-screen penetration of 77% in mobile phones and 100% in tablet PCs.

Along with the conventional clamshell designs, several new form factors for Windows 8 notebook PCs, including flip and convertible, have been created to attract end users. New touch-screen-enabled PCs running Windows 8 incorporate the conventional Aero desktop mode and the Metro mode, a touch-enabled user interface with a tile design.

According to Calvin Hsieh, research director at NPD DisplaySearch, "Touch-screen and PC manufacturers are looking carefully at how successful these initial Windows 8 touch-screen notebook models are in the market, as the touch-screen module requirements for Windows 8 increase module costs, and those requirements are difficult to meet in high volume production."

Hsieh added, "When consumers consider purchasing a notebook computer with touch-screen functionality, the cost of the device is more important than its form factor. If prices decline sufficiently then penetration of touch into the 200 million unit global market and growth in larger screen sizes would drive significant growth for touch screens in the coming quarters."

Lenovo, HP, and other PC brands have been introducing touch screens for their new notebook PC products. Hsieh continued, ,"Touch module bill-of-materials (BOM) costs range between $50 and $80 for notebook PC sizes, not including the cost of optical bonding. Notebook PC brands need a lower-cost touch solution in order to lower barriers to consumer adoption."

One approach to lowering cost is to choose structured sensor glass (SSG) rather than the one glass solution (OGS) for notebook touch integration, but this may require changes to Windows 8's requirements. Another approach would be to eliminate optical bonding, leaving an air gap between the touch sensor and the display.


Previous
Next
Samsung Galaxy S IV Comes In US on April 26        All News        Kodak To Sell Document Imaging Business to Brother
LSI Introduces ARM-based Communication Processors     PC Parts News      ASUS Taichi 31 Now Available

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Seeks For More Revenue With Free Windows 8.1 With Bing for Tablets
Microsoft Pushes Back Windows 8.1 Update Deadline
Microsoft Showcases Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update
Microsoft To Announce Windows 8 Updates At BUILD
Mozilla Kills Metro Firefox Development Plan
VLC For Windows 8 Beta Now Available
Microsoft Confirms Plans To Update Windows 8.1 And Winows Phone, This Spring
Firefox for Windows 8 Touch Beta Released
Windows 8.1 Update Leaks Online
Microsoft Acknowledges Windows 8.1 Mouse-control Problems
Windows To Support Voice-controlled Apps
Microsoft Releases Recovery Image For Bricked Surface RT Tablets

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .