Tablets coming back to earth after years of breakthrough growth

Tablet shipments will grow 19.3 percent in 2014 compared to last year, a signal that the rate of uptake of the devices is slowing

By , IDG News Service |  

The sentiment that the tablet market is maturing was reflected by Seagate's chief financial officer Pat O'Malley earlier this week, who said that innovation in the PC market has gained steam, and people are increasingly looking at tablet-laptop hybrids. That has helped increase Seagate's hard-drive shipments.

"You look at the Lenovo Yoga. Really nice device, really gives you that tabletesque view of the world, but also gives you that heavy compute," O'Malley said.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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