IDC data shows that Chromebook shipments fell 29.8% in the third quarter compared to a year ago. In addition, tablet shipments fell 9.4%.
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The 16-inch display used to be an anomaly for laptops. Now, it's becoming more common amid hybrid work, shared PCs, and design changes that don't upsize the device even with a larger screen.
If you're in Samsung's ecosystem already, want to beautify yourself on a video conference and need a lightweight laptop, the Galaxy Book Pro warrants consideration if the price is right.
The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book for businesses include Windows 10 Pro and upgrade options to Windows 11 Pro and IT management tools.
HP Pavilion Aero 13 laptop has a 90% screen-to-body ratio and weighs in at less than a kilogram.
IDC is projecting strong growth in PC shipments for 2021 even though processors are in short supply. The wild card is whether there will be enough chips for other parts such as power management available.
Snapdragon 7c will power Windows 10 and Chromebooks and bring smartphone-like features to the larger screens.