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  • phands.theheretic6 phands.theheretic6 Jun 13, 2013 12:02 AM Flag

    So, Windows 8.1 to give PC sales a shot in arm? BZZZZT, wrong answer

    On The Register now...

    Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update and the rise of tablet-cum-laptop PCs may boost sales for the software titan and its hardware-making pals - but it won't happen anytime soon.

    Or so predicts IT distribution channel beancounter Canalys in its global shipment forecast for 2013: the analysts estimates little more than 493 million PCs will be flogged this year.

    Broken down, that equates to 105 million desktops, a drop of 5.4 per cent on 2012; 206.5m notebooks, representing a decline of 12.1 per cent; and 114.6 million slabs, indicating growth of 59.2 per cent.

    As world + dog knows, the new touchscreen-friendly Windows 8 operating system failed to live up to its billing. Microsoft expected it to usher in a new era of notebook-cum-tab fondling, but that hasn't happened.

    "These convertible products have disappointed so far," said James Wong, an analyst at Canalys.

    These convertible laptop-fondleslab computers are expected to make up just two per cent of the market this year, we're told.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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