Nearly 60 percent of computers sold in 2011 were notebooks of one kind or another — desktop PCs, by contrast, accounted for less than 30 percent. Over the years, laptops have become generally slimmer, lighter and less power-hungry, and they will remain the staple tool of business workforces worldwide for the foreseeable future.
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Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.
Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone? Intel's Oasis technology recognizes ordinary objects instantly and transforms bathroom or kitchen countertops into touch screens. ZDNet's Sumi Das gets a cooking class courtesy of these smart counters.
At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to analysts about the possibility of a Windows Phone 7 tablet.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils two new versions of the MacBook Air, describing the new notebook line as what would likely result if a MacBook and an iPad "hooked up." The new design features a trackpad with Multi-Touch support, a much longer battery life, and flash storage options.
Nicholas Negroponte touts the importance of tablets at Mobilize 2010 in San Francisco. The One Laptop Per Child founder says physical books are too expensive, take up too much space, and are hard to update for the developing world. He says the next step is for kids to use tablets to make things instead of just using the devices for consumption.
RIM President and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis introduces the BlackBerry PlayBook, a 7-inch touch screen tablet with Web browsing, multitasking, and even Flash.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.