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Tablets & laptops
Personal computing market still falling with one exception
Detachables are the only saving grace for a market that is still slowly but surely losing its appeal.
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Gaming
Time to bin the traditional PC? IDC forecasts ongoing decline
Despite the bleak forecast, IDC assures there are actually several pockets of opportunities and growth like gaming & ultraslim notebooks.
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Apple
IDC: A new market being born from struggling tablet trade
While the market for slate tablets continues to struggle, the detachables market is starting to flourish - something the top vendors are exploiting.
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Tablets & laptops
IDC says there’s a silver lining behind ongoing PC decline
Despite the personal computing devices market posting another decline in 2017, IDC says there are a number of positive aspects to take advantage of.
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Apple
Detachable tablets return to growth while slate tablets continue decline
Growth for the overall year just remained positive with 1.6 percent year over year growth in 2017, a sharp drop from the 24 percent growth in 2016.
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Apple
Four out of five key tablet vendors see growth - but market still declines
Growth for four of the top five tablet vendors has failed to stop the tablet decline as a critical crossroad for detachable tablets looms.
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Tablets & laptops
Win 10 detachables, commercial providing relief in ailing market
Windows 10 detachables and the commercial segment are providing some relief in the ailing personal computing device market.
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Apple
Tablet market continues downward spiral in second quarter of 2017
Despite the turmoil within the market, 3 of the top 5 vendors actually managed to increase their shares of the market and grow on an annual basis.
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Cloud
Apple iPad sales defy the declining Indian tablet market in December quarter
Apple recorded the fastest growth in the quarter ended December 2016, making it into the top five despite the segment shrinking 3.1 percent.
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Microsoft
Detachables in NZ: Apple narrowly out-ships Microsoft in 2016
​There was less than a thousand shipments separating the two top detachable vendors in 2016.
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Microsoft
Dominating Apple not immune to tablet market woe, Lenovo ‘one to watch’
Even the holiday quarter of 2016 couldn't save the dwindling tablet market as it continued its spirally decline, IDC says.
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Microsoft
Detachables: Apple pushes Microsoft out of top spot
“Consumers see iOS detachables as entertainment devices, which is working in favour of Apple."
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IDC
Global tablet market finishes the year on a low, but should rebound come 2018
Although these markets are forecast for growth in the detachable segment, the disproportionate decline in slate tablets ensures no growth until 2020.
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Tablets & laptops
Aussie tablet market looking dire, vendors look to detachables
"Having realised the opportunity in the commercial segment, traditional vendors are looking to maximise share in the declining market."
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Tablets & laptops
Which vendor remains on top in shrinking global tablet market?
"The race to the bottom is something we have already experienced with slates and it may prove detrimental to the market in the long run."
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Microsoft
NZ tablet shipments down despite ‘colossal’ detachables growth
"Many of the biggest New Zealand tablet vendors have been switching their focus to developing detachable tablets."
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Tablets & laptops
Windows to dominate detachable tablet market
Demand for detachable tablets is set to bolster Windows tablet play, with Windows devices expected to dominate the detachable market come 2020.
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HP
Hands-on review: HP Pavilion X2 Detachable laptop
What HP has done in its most recent laptop is incredibly clever and solves many issues for a consumer in an elegant and compact package.
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Microsoft
Apple winning the detachable race
The transition towards detachable tablets is in full swing, with Apple coming out on top as the clear winner above Microsoft and other PC vendors.