Laptops were fine. It was netbooks, the low end, that seem to wane a little. And only a little. Something like 2% and less than expected. I guess we re beginning to see what the Tablet is going to do. A 2% hit. Thats a lot less than I expected and a whole lot less than analysts expected. And I expect, and so does Stacey Smith btw, that the market of the Tablet will disappear altogether when the Ultra book starts ramping at 22 to 14nm. Then the Tablet will become a real boy, err, pc, joining together instant on, always on, apps, cloud, with a real computer platform with real power to do all the things a real computer can do. Then there will be no reason to buy a Tablet that isnt also a real computer.
That will be in approx 9 months into the hands of consumers. So, the Tablet as we know it has 9 months to live. That was quick.