Dec 072012

According to media reports, market analysts on Wednesday said that the market currently has a very strong demand for the Windows 8 touch screen PC.

Bob O’Donnell, vice president of market research firm IDC projects said, ” the touch screen PC sales have actually exceeded market expectations.” This means that the supply of these products have been shortage. O’Donnell said that some vendors in fact have already been facing the problem of shortages, because the touch screen panel supply is extremely limited. Sellers said that they currently can not get enough touch-screen devices to meet consumer needs.

Another market research firm Rhoda Alexander also said, “We have been explored with a number of PC manufacturers, they had some trouble in obtaining the touch screen panel. Some dealers said, Windows 8 the touch screen PC has a shortage situation. ”

Microsoft Windows CMO and CFO Tami Reller said last week that the store shelves were currectly not with “adequate” touch screen devices.

The touch screen PC includes the standard laptop with a touch screen, hybrid notebook- tablet PC, and tablet PC. Under normal circumstances, the touch screen PC’s price is more expensive than the standard non-touch screen laptop.

Currently, Microsoft’s official online store is selling series of tablet PCs and hybrid laptops, including the $499 Acer Iconia W510, the $779 ASUS VivoTab, as well as the $849 HP Envy x2. Touchscreen laptops include the $699 Asus VivoBook, the $1,299 Acer Aspire S7, the $899 Sony Vaio T13, and the $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart.

IDC’s O’Donnell added, however, the non-touch screen Windows 8 PC’s current sales are not very good. The analyst said: ” the non-touch screen PC sales are lower than the market expection, if the sales of high-end equipment is better than expected, it will be a good thing, but not enough to make up for the sales of low-end products.”

Sep 032012

“Window8″ Hybrid laptops equipped with touch screen function ring new change for the PC market. Hybrid notebook is a multi-function computer which combines the functions of the Smart Pads and notebooks.

On the IFA 2012, Samsung Electronics, HP, Dell, Toshiba, Sony and other major PC and mobile phone manufacturers have launched Window8 products.

Window8 is the Microsoft(MS)’s new operating system(OS), which can support the tablet interface environment and touch-screen. What is different from the past WindowOS is that the Window8 supports touch screen.

Hybrid notebook, also known as “Tap Top” and” Tap Book”, is a product that can be used on different screens, the screen and keyboard can be separated or combined at any time, which can complete the transformation of the computer to the Smart Pad.

Samsung Electronics and HP launched screen separation and docking products, Sony released a slide-on Hybrid notebook at IFA, because they all support touch-screen system, they areĀ  equipped with handwriting function. Compared with the existing mouse, touch screen pen is more easier to operate.

The launching of Hybrid notebook equipped with Window8 will significantly impact on the Ipad monopoly Smart Pad market, most users using the Ipad need to buy keyboards separately, while the Hybrid notebook can solve this problem at one time.

In addition, the Hybrid influence will spread to the mobile phone market. The Window8 used on the Hybrid notebooks is MS’s product integrated all computer environments following desktop computers, notebook PCs, Smart Pad and smart phones.

After entering the era of smart phones, Window8 re-launched by MS which is defeated by Google Android and Apple IOS system will have a significant impact to the existing PC market and mobile phone market. Samsung Electronics released Hybrid notebook and smart phone equipped with Window8 on the Unpack activities organized on the IFA opening eve.