I think many many have forgotten that there are people with 2 or More PCs for themselves, and still have a smartphone and a tablet. The overall penetration rate is inaccurate because 1 Person can count for 3 or more devices including PCs.
THe reason there has been a slow down in PC sales is because there has been a change for the need to buy some or every person in the house or family a new PC, where 1 PC can be replaced and the older PC is handed down, to either grandparents or young kids who don't need a brand new PC thus there is no need to Replace everything. This is prolonging the lifespan of a PC in general.
This does of course mean that the sales is losing steam and companies should adjust to that. Lower production rate to accommodate the lower demand. Due to the less sales made by the companies its starting to cost more to manufacture a product because its not selling, this does cause the initual product thats sold to be marked up pretty high to cover for already manufactured product thats not selling, thus covering losses. Any form of loss for a company looks bad for its shareholders.
Barcleys though.. bleh their opinions and research is like a fart on a windy day...
And yeah The MS win 8 Surface I'd call more of a Hybrid between a tablet/notebook/PC. Kinda like one of those mythological creatures. MS step is in the better direction for the company and the future of developing PCs for general use. The enthusiasts have become the endangered Specie but thats what makes us so special :-)
Last edited by iTile; Nov 15, 2012 at 02:42 PM.