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Touchscreen laptop sales jump 52%, making up for a tenth of units shipped in Q1

By Dave LeClair
May 21, 2013
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  1. Many of the stories regarding PC sales data since Microsoft unleashed Windows 8 upon the world have been negative. But amid declining sales there's at least some good news for Redmond's latest operating system. A new report from DisplayBank, a division...

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  2. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +174

    The one thing they don't mention is that laptops in the $800-$1200 range do not usually include touchscreens unless sacrifices are made to the graphics card and processor. You either get a regular i5 dual core or a low voltage processor that barely can play video if you want a touchscreen. Until they put quad core i7s alongside dedicated graphics with a touchscreen, I will not buy one.
     
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +710

    Take any product with luxury features that most of us don't need and you'll find that about 10% of buyers opt for the premium experience. This is because rich people rarely have to change their buying habits no matter how bad the economy gets. And really, is 10% of a declining market segment that much to celebrate? (Yes, laptops now make up the majority of new PC buys but PC shipments overall are in the crapper).
     
  4. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    It's a bloody no-brainer to touch your laptop screen. It still boggles my mind as to why it wasn't integrated much sooner. I'm so used to working on my Surface and touching the screen in touch-mode for Word that I instinctively reach for other non-touch screens if I ever have to use them. Touch is second nature. Of course it's going to catch on, drawbacks to performance or not.
     

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