Lenovo Focuses on Selling Tablets Over Netbooks
With the high demand for tablets, Lenovo has stopped selling netbooks on its official website last Friday, March 2nd. Instead, the company is pouring all its attention on its popular tablets such as the IdeaPad K1 and IdeaPad A1, which are both getting high traffic on the website.
Lenovo has not given word, however, if it will also stop selling notebooks in retail stores. Meanwhile, other companies such as Dell is stopping production, whereas HP and Acer have lessened the number of models that are available.
Tablets are more preferable to consumers over notebooks these days because of several factors. For one, notebooks are known to have a short battery life of around 2 to 5 hours compared to the 9 or more hours offered by tablets.
Speed is also an issue as well as outdated hardware, with memory chips of 1 or 2 GB DDR2. Upgrading is also difficult.
On the other hand, tablets, which run on their own OS were created for speedy functioning and require less RAM and slower processors. Tablets also are generally lighter and offer better portability, only weighing around 600 grams. They are also very easy to use, proven by the fact that many tablets are now available for toddlers.
With this comparison, Lenovo’s latest move to focus on tablets comes to no surprise.