Lenovo Sees Explosive Tablet Growth, CEO Enthusiastic About Windows 8

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    Acer may be critical of Windows 8, but Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing says the company is experiencing “hyper growth” in their smartphone and tablet business.

    During Lenovo’s quarterly earnings call, Yuanqing said the company shipped 9 million smartphones and 800,000 tablets during the final quarter of 2012. That accounts to nearly an 80 percent year-to-year growth, as well as a record-breaking quarter.

    Lenovo has been responsible for some inspired form factors based on Windows 8. Their IdeaPad Yoga and ThinkPad Twist are both multipurpose tablet/ultrabook hybrids with competitive pricepoints and enterprise-friendly features.

    Lenovo’s upcoming Thinkpad Helix should only serve to bolster sales when it launches this February. [See why it snagged one of our Best of CES awards.

    Unlike Acer, who is selling more Google ChromeBooks than Windows 8 hardware, Lenovo seems downright enthusiastic about the future of Microsoft‘s new OS. Yuanqing was quoted as saying that “new technologies like Windows 8, ultrabooks, and convertibles will drive new demand. 2013 will be better than 2012.”

    Continue Reading @: Lenovo Sees Explosive Tablet Growth, CEO Enthusiastic About Windows 8 - Forbes
     
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    The news is even better than it first appears for Lenovo. All emphasis added.

    In the US

    Lenovo defies PC market trends with record profits and shipments | The Verge

    Contrasted with

    Apple's Mac sales drop as the post-PC era comes to Cupertino | The Verge

    Computers aren't dead but they are changing. This shows that there is a market for nicely built non-traditional PCs facilitated by Windows 8 (not a lone savior as good hard ware is still necessary). Meanwhile traditional PCs are being cannibalized by tablets including Macs by its own iPads.

    Interesting times.
     

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