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Intel keeps faith with PCs as next-generation models evolve

Published on Jun 6, 2014 4:47 PM
 
An employee walks past an Intel logo during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei on June 3, 2014. The personal computer is evolving from one-size-fits-all into a spectrum of screen sizes - keyboard optional, said Intel's global head of PC chips, in a trend that could rejuvenate the computing industry's slowest growth segment. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - The personal computer is evolving from one-size-fits-all into a spectrum of screen sizes - keyboard optional, said Intel's global head of PC chips, in a trend that could rejuvenate the computing industry's slowest growth segment.

The world's biggest chipmaker by revenue, which recently began an aggressive though belated push into tablets, is keeping faith in PCs with new models variously dubbed all-in-one, 2-in-1 and hybrid, featuring foldable or detachable keyboards.

"The desktop (PC) used to be that dusty box below your desk that you basically replaced when the fan broke," Mr Kirk Skaugen said in an interview at Taipei's annual Computex trade fair.

But instead of a straight switch, users are opting for all-in-one models which resemble touch-enabled TVs often equipped with keyboards and mice, Skaugen said at the world's second-largest information and communications technology event.

 
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