Sunday, April 20, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sharp Improves LCD Viewing Angle With New Optical Film
Ex-Apple CEO To Sell Mobiles In India
HTC Hired Ex-Samsung Marketing Officer
Xbox One Wolrdwide Sales Cross 5 million
Samsung Works With GLOBALFOUNDRIES On 14 nm FinFET Offering
Facebook To Find Nearby Friends
Console Sales Lift AMD's First Quarter Results
LG Expands 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK
Active Discussions
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
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > PC Parts > iSupply...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, April 15, 2013
iSupply Says Netbooks Are Dead


The days when netbooks were red hot are gone, thanks to the rise of tablets. According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, shipments of netbooks are set to wind down to virtually zero afte next year.

Netbooks used to be an attractive alternative to traditional notebook PC, as consumers gravitated toward smaller, lower cost portable PCs with fewer features and capabilities.

But IHS's latest report projects that shipments of netbooks this year are set to fall to just 3.97million units this year, a 72 percent drop from 14.13 million last year. The netbook market peaked at 32.14 million shipments in 2010, according to IHS.

In 2014, IHS predicts that netbook shipments will be limited to just 264,000 units. By 2015, shipments are projected to fall to zero.

"Netbooks shot to popularity immediately after launch because they were optimized for low cost, delivering what many consumers believed as acceptable computer performance,? said Craig Stice, senior principal analyst for compute platforms at IHS, in a statement.

According to Stice, netbooks were originally intended for light productivity tasks such as web browsing and email. But they eventually became more powerful, taking advantage of mature PC technology that enabled cost-effective implementation of more functionality. But their popularity began to descend after Apple's 2010 introduction of the the iPad, Stice said. Netbook shipments declined by 34 percent in 2011, IHS said.

"The iPad and other tablets came in a new form factor that excited consumers while also offering improved computing capabilities, leading to a massive loss of interest in netbooks,? Stice said.

Shipments of mobile PCs have also been declining since tablets showed up. Although these devices still retain the largest share of the overall PC market, they will continue to be sideswiped by the ongoing popularity of tablets. In addition, Ultrabooks and similar ultrathin PCs have yet to take off to the extent hoped for by manufacturers, according to the firm.


Previous
Next
Google Releases Specs and Developer API for Glass        All News        LSI Introduces ARM-based Communication Processors
BIOSTAR FM2 Motherboards Support AMD "Richland" CPU     PC Parts News      LSI Introduces ARM-based Communication Processors

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New A-Series Android Tablets Series By Lenovo
Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Tab4 Series
Microsoft and Google Oppose Intel's Plan For dual-OS Tablets
HP Unveils 360-Degree Convertible PC, 64-bit Windows 8.1 Tablets
Lenovo Introduces New YOGA Tablet 10 HD+, New Suite of Apps
ALCATEL and IriTech Bring Iris Recognition Function To Tablets
Google Nexus 8 Coming In April Launch
Samsung Introduces New Galaxy Tab For Education
Tablet Processor Chip Market to Surge This Year
Sharp Unveils 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet, 70-inch Big Pad
Samsung Releases The 7-inch Galaxy Tab3 Lite
Fuhu, Intel To Offer Intel-based Android Tablet For Kids

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 .