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2014 will witness the PC Plus Evolution

Rahul Agarwal, Executive Director, Commercial Business Segment, Lenovo India
Friday, January 10, 2014
Rahul Agarwal, Executive Director, Commercial Business Segment, Lenovo India
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a personal technology company which is engaged in manufacturing and distribution of IT products and provision of IT services worldwide. The company has a current market cap of $97.35 billion.

Our perspectives are a result of our observation that the world is undergoing a "PC Plus evolution", where the PC remains at the heart of an ecosystem of tablets, smartphones and smart TVs. In this PC Plus era, the PC remains central to the digital lives of millions of people and businesses.

Here are our perspectives for PC Plus trends in 2014 and beyond:

The PC is very much alive with Continued Innovation in New Form Factors
An IDC survey conducted in April this year showed that 91.3 percent of respondents do not consider tablets as replacements for PCs. The same survey also found that 58.5 percent of respondents bought a tablet to be used in addition to a laptop, and not as a replacement.

While some tablets may be closing the performance gap with PCs in terms of hardware, and office productivity software becomes available on mobile devices, the creation of content still demands a PC's form factor for better input accuracy. The existence of a market for physical keyboards designed for tablets suggests that tablet users continue to face a compromised experience when entering text on their device's touchscreen during content creation. The additional bulk of packing a keyboard also diminishes the space savings afforded by using a smaller device.

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