Lenovo IdeaPad S205

Lenovo is jumping into the tablet market with both feet this year with the launch of the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablet 10 inch tablets as well as the inexpensive IdeaPad A1 7 inch Android tablet. The Chinese company has also started selling smartphones in its home country.

But it’s still Lenovo’s PC business that accounts for the lion’s share of the company’s revenue. Lenovo just announced its quarterly earnings, and laptop computer sales generated 57.5 percent of  total sales revenue for the quarter.

Laptop shipments increased more than 25 percent from the same period last quarter, and sales of desktop computers was up by nearly 38 percent. All told, mobile devices including phone sand tablets still make up less than 4 percent of Lenovo’s sales.

It’s interesting to note that Lenovo’s PC business is growing much faster than the industry average — which means that Lenovo might be selling some computer specifically because some of the company’s competitors are selling fewer. But while Lenovo is starting to expand into the mobile space, the company’s strong PC business certainly provides some evidence that we haven’t yet moved into the post-PC era that some folks seem to be so excited about.

via CNET

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4 replies on “Lenovo fends off the post-PC era: Notebooks still account for over half of sales revenue”

  1. Post-PC? They seem to be talking about proprietary devices which are glorified clients of web services. That is pre-PC.  That is the disastrous anti-consumer nonsense to which the PC exploded in popularity as a response

    This would be like calling Monarchy a Post-Democracy form of government in America, if our current system gave way to one.  Our current American system was created as a direct response to the failings of the Monarchy which previously governed us.  For that matter, deliberating returning to the pre-PC era under the justification of a label like “post-PC” makes as much sense as dissolving our democracy in favor of a Monarchy because it gets advertised to us as a “revolution in American governance”.  It’s almost perfectly and completely wrong.

    1. You, my dear friend are not only almost perfectly, but COMPLETLY wrong.

      The IBM PC was launched in 1981, and was designed as a singular, unconnected digital (business) appliance. You can go even further back if you just mean Personal Computer in a general Sense.

      Although “The Internet” meaning the dumb pipes goverend by TCP/IP existed beforehand, “The Web” meaning HTTP served HTML Websites did not come to pass until 1991, and HTTP/1.0 was not passed as a standard until 1996, Google didn’t exist until 1998.

      According to recent studies the majority of users spend about 80% of their computer time on the web, either surfing it or using web based services.
      This fact is one of the reasons Google even started Chrome OS, reasoning that if most of what people do on their PCs is use the web, a OS that is little more than a glorified webbrowser could be viable.

      There ARE people who use their PC for so little besides the web, that for them, a device just able to use webservices IS a viable option as their only computing device.

      So going from “The Internet is something people use on their PC” to “The PC is something people use to connect to the internet” DOES at least give credence to the term “Post-PC era”, although it is arguable if we are there yet or not.

      PCs are like a swiss army knife.
      It can be realy convenient to have something that comebines bottle opener, knife, scissors, screw driver etc.
      Bot some people who only need one of those functions are justified in buying a specialised tool, and in some use cases a specialised tool is better than a multi-tool.

  2. I can tell you this much: These post-PC users aren’t going to my web page.  Right now, I’m getting more Internet Explorer 6 (a tiny fraction of PC users these days: https://ie6countdown.com/ ) users than I am getting iPhone and iPad users.

    From a web designer’s perspective, having the page look good in IE8 is far more important than the mobile users right now.

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