Cautious to abandon traditional PC market, HP, Dell, Lenovo and other companies presented new releases mixing tablets and notebooks.According to SmarterComputing, the hybrid computers were the stars of most stands of large computer manufacturers such as Dell, HP and Lenovo, during IFA 2012 , one of the largest technology fairs in Europe ends today (5), in Berlin (Germany). With features that allow the user to switch the use between a tablet and a notebook, usually by connecting a keyboard dock, the hybrids they try to address who is avid for mobility, but is not yet ready to leave the PC on the side.
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The new releases show that computer manufacturers are trying to respond to the explosion of the market for tablets. This category, according to IDC consulting, must grow up 188 percent between 2011 and 2016. At the same time, manufacturers are trying to recover the strength of computer sales, which remain stable due to the low sales of ultrabooks. So far, this category of ultrathin notebooks don’t have attracted the attention of consumers. According to the IDC, sales of PCs was 0.1% lower in the third quarter of 2012 , compared to the previous period.
“They want to make the convergence of computer, used to produce information, with the tablet, used to consume information,” said Attila Belavary, analyses of market of IDC, the iG. How many people prefer to buy just a device to perform all the tasks you want, the strategy makes sense: the hybrids must represent 40% of the market for tablets until 2015, according to data from Euromonitor consulting, when more than 160 million of tablets, and hybrid devices must be sold worldwide.
The arrival of Windows 8
Hybrids presented at IFA 2012 are not the first attempt by the manufacturers in this market. Models from Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung have already been announced at the beginning of 2011, but only some of them arrived in Brazil, like the Inspiron Duo, Dell, and the Eee Pad Transformer, from Asus. With operating system Windows 7 and Android, respectively, they have not made great success and the second attempt needed a “push”: the arrival of a hybrid system.
The Windows 8, which will be released on October 26, was the choice of most manufacturers that launched hybrids of tablets and notebooks in the last week. Dell, who has just returned to the tablets, launched the XPS Duo 12, new version of your notebook with a touchscreen that rotates at 360° to win “gist” of tablet. HP also invested in Envy x 2, a 11-inch tablet comes with a keyboard dock.
Samsung showed two tablets, Slate 5 Series and 7 Series Slate, which will reach the market with Windows 8 and have removable keyboard. Sony has bet on a new version of the Vaio notebook line, with sliding keyboard, which allows the device to become a tablet. Only the Lenovo showed, during the IFA 2012, a hybrid model with the Android operating system 4.0, Google, which can be used with a keyboard sold separately.
According to IDC, Belavary new hybrids of notebooks and tablets should succeed to reach Brazil, probably at the end of 2012. “There is a pent-up demand from people who haven’t bought a tablet because there was no option 100% compatible with Windows,” says the analyst. However, this new category of products still needs to overcome some challenges to win over consumers.
One of the challenges that the new hybrids of notebooks and tablets still have to face is the arrival of the new Windows 8 interface for tablets, optimized for touch screens and new design, quite different from Windows 7, the current version of the system. “We still have to see how users, especially corporate, will receive this new platform,” says Bevelary, the IDC.
Hybrids compete with notebooks
The manufacturers will also have to convince consumers to pay more for hybrid computers. Second Belavary, they should not compete with the “pure” tablets, like the iPad or tablets, Samsung Galaxy line. As they adopt Windows your 8:00 pm Pro version (which carries the two system interfaces) and use Intel’s chips, the new hybrids must get more expensive to market. “You pay a price for having the same productivity you have on your PC, but with the mobile experience that’s in a tablet,” says Belavary.
In Brazil, where consumers pay between R $600 and R $1800 for a new computer, it may take some time until the new hybrids of tablets and notebooks with Windows 8 Pro to become more competitive. For now, they must compete with ultrabooks, notebook models slimmer and lighter and with a high processing power, who arrived in the country late last year with prices starting from R $2500.
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