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Detachable tablets return to growth during the holiday season as slate tablet decline continues • IDC
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The worldwide detachable tablet market grew to 6.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), an increase of 10.3% from the previous holiday season, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Growth for the entire year remained positive although it showed signs of slowing as detachable tablets grew 1.6% year over year in 2017, down from the 24% growth in 2016. However, some of the slowness was attributed to the launch cadence of high profile devices like the Surface, which was off schedule, leaving older models on shelves as consumers and businesses laid in wait for product refreshes.
"To date, much of the trajectory of the detachable market has been attributed to Microsoft and Apple pushing their wares in the U.S.," said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. "However, continued success of this category hinges on the willingness of other PC vendors to participate and more importantly, consumers from other countries to adopt the new form factor over convertible PCs."</p>

Detachables aren’t a big slice - 6.5m of 49.1m in the fourth quarter. But Google Android tablets are really struggling: Amazon (which doesn’t use Google’s services) overtook Samsung to take second place.
Tablets  detachable  android 
february 2018 by charlesarthur
ASUS announces ROG Claymore gaming keyboard with a detachable numpad
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the world’s first RGB LED-backlit mechanical gaming keyboard with a detachable numpad design, the ROG Claymore. The unique design of the keyboard has won numerous design accolades recently, including the 2016 Red Dot and Computex d&I awards. The detachable numpad design allows users to use it as a...

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ASUS  announces  ROG  Claymore  gaming  keyboard  with  a  detachable  numpad 
november 2016 by vrzone
PC market finishes 2015 as expected, hopefully setting the stage for a more stable future » IDC
Gloom and doom - the figures for "traditional" PCs are back down to 2007 levels, with only Apple growing year-on-year, while the big players grab more of the market.

Note this though, because IDC doesn't count these:
<p>Detachable tablets, which are counted separately from PCs, are growing quickly but from a small base. Adding those units to PC shipments would boost growth by roughly 6 percentage points in the fourth quarter and 3 percentage points for all of 2015, bringing year-on-year growth for 4Q15 to a decline of about -5% and -7.5% for all of 2015. The impact for 2016 will be larger as detachable tablet volume grows, boosting earlier forecasts of PC growth in 2016 from -3.1% to growth of 1 to 2%.</p>


That translates to about 4m "detachables" (ie they come with a keyboard, rather than offering the keyboard as an extra - so the iPad Pro is a tablet, not a detachable) shipped in Q4, and 8m in the whole year.

I think the Surface Pro also counts as a "tablet" under IDC's definition. Nobody's happy with this, of course.

So the numbers are pretty small, but they're principally where the profit is - if you're not Apple.
pc  apple  detachable  tablet 
january 2016 by charlesarthur
Tablet shipments decline by 12.6% in the third quarter as many vendors get serious about moving from slate offerings to detachables » IDC
<p>At the close of 2014, IDC estimated the installed base of tablets to be 581.9m globally, which was up 36% from 2013 but slowing quickly. With mature markets like North America, Western Europe, and Asia/Pacific well past 100m active tablets per region, the opportunities for growth are getting fewer. 

"We continue to get feedback that tablet users are holding onto devices upwards of four years," said Ryan Reith, Program Director with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. "We believe the traditional slate tablet has a place in the personal computing world. However, as the smartphone installed base continues to grow and the devices get bigger and more capable, the need for smaller form factor slate tablets becomes less clear. With shipment volumes slowing over four consecutive quarters, the market appears to be in transition."

In response to these challenges, the industry is seeing growing interest from vendors in new form factors, with detachable tablets becoming a clear focus for many. While detachable tablets have held just a single digit percentage of the overall tablet market, IDC expects this share to increase dramatically over the next 18 months. However, the shift toward detachables presents some new challenges. In particular, the mix of traditional PC OEMs that are evolving their portfolios to include detachables will face pressure from the traditional smartphone OEMs, many of which have become accustomed to delivering extremely low-cost products.</p>


Apple is kinda-sorta doing the detachable thing with the iPad Pro, but the detachables market really looks like one where Windows devices are best placed. So will IDC start calling them PCs or tablets?
tablet  detachable 
october 2015 by charlesarthur
HP Pavilion X2 detachable PC & new ENVY notebooks go official
HP today announced the next-gen Pavilion detachable PC and a new line of ENVY notebooks. The HP Pavilion X2 is a detachable PC that combines a super thin tablet with a notebook form factor. You can easily switch between notebook to tent mode to stand mode thanks to a new magnetic hinge. It weighs just...

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HP  Pavilion  X2  detachable  PC  &  new  ENVY  notebooks  go  official 
june 2015 by vrzone
Cardiff Skate Co. | A New Way to Skate
strap on rollerskates that go over your shoes, using a ski boot binding type.
detachable  rollerskates  human  powered  transportation  Delicious 
november 2013 by asteroza
Add a Detachable Microphone to Your Over-the-Ear Headphones
Add a Detachable Microphone to Your Over-the-Ear Headphones, March 29, 2013 at 05:30PM, from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
ifttt  googlereader  Lifehacker  Add  a  Detachable  Microphone  to  Your  Over-the-Ear  Headphones  March  29  2013  at  05:30PM 
march 2013 by designmakecreate

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