Touchscreen PCs not seen catching on this year

Windows 8 Touch Screen PC Shipments

Adding touch capabilities to laptops and notebooks doesn’t seem to be a magical elixir for reviving the PC industry. Unnamed industry sources tell Digitimes that touch panel suppliers actually expect to see lower sales of touch screen PCs in the second half of 2013 than in the first half. Digitimes‘ sources also say that “Windows 8 has not helped the touch notebook market develop as much as expected,” which backs up a recent report from IDC that lowered the firm’s estimates for touch-based laptop shipments in 2013. Microsoft had hoped that Windows 8 would really start to take off once more OEMs started shipping more PCs with touch capabilities but so far that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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Digitimes
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