When the tablet sales continue to chip away at PCs, that what the Steve Jobs “Post PC era”. But the electronics company, Lenovo is not agreed with this point of Steve Job.
The company is not giving up on all-purpose computers. It says:
“We don’t live in a post-PC world; we are entering the PC plus era.”
The chief executive Yang further added, “In our industry many players think PCs have become a commodity product, we have never thought this way.”
He thinks that companies which are suffering are those who never tried to innovate something.
The Hybrid Solution:
The idea of Yang’s solution of PC plus era comes from the devices that fill the gap between PCs and tablets. The hybrid notebooks of Lenovo like ThinkPad Twist and IdeaPad Yoga are said to meet the success, according to Reuters it captures combined 40 percent of US market share.
At CES 2013 the company, Lenovo has increased the scope of its both ThinkPad and IdeaPad series with ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S offering 11.6 inch display size in both convertible notebooks.
Beside Lenovo we have seen Dell, Toshiba, and Asus producing hybrid PCs, like Dell XPS 12, Toshiba Satellite U920T and Asus Taichi respectively.
With the meanings of “post-PC” or “PC plus” era we don’t mean that regular PCs are not still around. It means that regular PCs are shifting smartly towards the tablet PCs or Hybrid computers. So, no doubt this will be a good scene to see whether these PC plus options have staying power or end up as the next notebook.