Last quarter, 46 million tablets were sold. This is 11.9% less in annual terms. However, the year as a whole was successful for tablet manufacturers – compared to 2020, an increase of 3.2% was recorded. In total, 168.8 million devices were sold during the year, the highest since 2016. Such data is available to the specialists of the analytical company IDC, who prepared the corresponding report.
According to their calculations, the largest supplier of tablets is Apple. During the year, this company managed to ship 57.8 million devices, which is 8.4% more than in 2020. Outperforming the industry in terms of growth, Apple was able to increase its share from 32.6% to 34.2%.
The second place is occupied by Samsung. Since the South Korean manufacturer increased sales by only 3.8%, its share has changed little – from 18.2% to 18.3%.
Lenovo, in third place, managed to increase sales by 19.2%. As a result, it took 10.5% of the market, while at the end of 2020 it occupied 9.1%.
Next up is Amazon.com. Having increased sales by 15.1%, the e-commerce giant was able to take 9.5% of the market. A year ago, its share was 8.6%.
Closes the top five Huawei. It is the only manufacturer in the top five to have reduced sales compared to 2020. The contraction was 32.1%, bringing Huawei’s share of the tablet market down from 8.7% to 5.7%.
First laptop with sub-flagship Intel graphics. Machenike Discovery Edition 2022 received Arc A730M
Intel video cards are still practically unavailable on the market, but sooner or later this will change. So, from today, the Machenike Discovery Edition 2022 laptop with a mid-budget Intel 3D card is available for pre-order.
The laptop is equipped with Arc A730M, which configuration includes 3072 cores and 12 GB of memory. Only the Arc A750M is older.
The laptop is also equipped with a 16-inch 2.5K screen with a frame rate of 165 Hz, a Core i7-12700H processor, 16 GB of RAM and an 80 Wh battery.
The laptop is asking for about $1,275, but a promotion is expected on June 6, during which the price will drop to $1,110. At the same time, there is no information about the date of delivery, so, perhaps, such a laptop will arrive to its customers only in two or three months.
16-core Core i9-12950HX, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 360Hz screen. Asus unveils ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE, its most powerful laptop yet
Asus today introduced several new products, including the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE, one of the company’s most powerful and most expensive laptops. So, it is built on a 16-core Core i9-12950HX processor, the most powerful representative of the Alder Lake-S line.
Recall that the Core i9-12950HX debuted last week. Its configuration includes 8 high-performance cores up to 5 GHz and 8 energy-efficient cores up to 3.6 GHz, as well as 30 MB of L3 cache. There are two options for discrete graphics accelerators: the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory in the base version and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 16 GB of its own memory in the top version. In both cases, the battery capacity was 90 Wh.
There are also two screen options: Full HD with a frame rate of 360 Hz and coverage of 100% of the sRGB color space or QHD with a frame rate of 240 Hz and coverage of 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.
There are two slots for RAM modules, you can install 64 GB of DDR5 memory. There are also two slots for M.2 drives, you can install two 2 TB SSDs. There are also Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E adapters, HDMI 2.1 video output, RJ-45 network port, USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort 1.4/Power Delivery) and two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A.
Model dimensions – 395 x 282.1 x 23.4-28.3 mm, weight – 3 kg. The ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE will be available in Europe in the third quarter of 2022 starting at €3,200.
Introduced foldable AMOLED display for laptops. It debuts in the Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED
Chinese display manufacturer BOE has unveiled a unique 17.3-inch foldable AMOLED display for laptops that will be commercialized later this year.
BOE has revealed that the new F-OLED displays will be supplied exclusively by Asis for the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED laptop, which will be released later this year. BOE also won the Best Technology Demonstration Award.
The folding BOE display attracted a lot of attention from the visitors of the exhibition. The display covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and has ultra-thin bezels. It has an aspect ratio of 4:3 and is characterized by a resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels. In addition, the display supports an active stylus.
The company also showcased the world’s largest 95-inch 8K OLED display at the show, a 34-inch WQHD R1500 curved Mini LED display designed specifically for esports. It offers a 21:9 aspect ratio and a high refresh rate of 165Hz.
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