Touch the Top Trend at Computex 2012

 

Technology Analysts Say Spotlight Will Shine on Touch, Windows 8, Convertibles

According to several industry analysts, new computing experiences will headline Computex 2012. Touch-enabled interfaces, Windows 8 and convertibles are expected to grab the most attention at the annual event, among the biggest for the tech industry, which officially starts Tuesday in Taipei, Taiwan.

Touch is going to be huge at Computex this year,” said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. “We’re so close to [the release of] Windows 8. You’re going to see touch on tablets, clamshell notebooks and on convertibles as well.”

Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group, sees Computex as the beginning of the Windows 8 coming-out period. “Most of the products that will be compelling will either be touch products or will be ways to add touch to existing offerings,” he said. “We’ll probably see more convertibles, products that are tablets and notebooks, and products that cross over the bounds of consumer and corporate.”

“We’ll probably see more convertibles, products that are tablets and notebooks,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group. (Flickr photo)

John Jackson of CCS Insights said, “All eyes are going to be on Windows 8. How real is it? Where is it showing up in terms of underlying hardware architecture, what types of form factors and what types of use cases and experiences is it enabling? Ideally we see the hardware venders complementing some of these capabilities.”

The classic feeds and speeds of hardware are going to improve, according to Moorhead, but he’s interested in how devices can extend experiences across devices. “Connecting your phone to your TV in a wireless way and extending that experience to another display,” he said. “Ironically, what’s going to be hot for tablets is how they convert into a clamshell.”

“Computex is traditionally a hardware-focused show,” said IDC analyst Danielle Levitas. “What’s going to be different this year is that there will be more emphasis on the services and applications that ride on top of the devices.”

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Touch the Top Trend at Computex 2012

 

Technology Analysts Say Spotlight Will Shine on Touch, Windows 8, Convertibles

According to several industry analysts, new computing experiences will headline Computex 2012. Touch-enabled interfaces, Windows 8 and convertibles are expected to grab the most attention at the annual event, among the biggest for the tech industry, which officially starts Tuesday in Taipei, Taiwan.

Touch is going to be huge at Computex this year,” said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. “We’re so close to [the release of] Windows 8. You’re going to see touch on tablets, clamshell notebooks and on convertibles as well.”

Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group, sees Computex as the beginning of the Windows 8 coming-out period. “Most of the products that will be compelling will either be touch products or will be ways to add touch to existing offerings,” he said. “We’ll probably see more convertibles, products that are tablets and notebooks, and products that cross over the bounds of consumer and corporate.”

“We’ll probably see more convertibles, products that are tablets and notebooks,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group. (Flickr photo)

John Jackson of CCS Insights said, “All eyes are going to be on Windows 8. How real is it? Where is it showing up in terms of underlying hardware architecture, what types of form factors and what types of use cases and experiences is it enabling? Ideally we see the hardware venders complementing some of these capabilities.”

The classic feeds and speeds of hardware are going to improve, according to Moorhead, but he’s interested in how devices can extend experiences across devices. “Connecting your phone to your TV in a wireless way and extending that experience to another display,” he said. “Ironically, what’s going to be hot for tablets is how they convert into a clamshell.”

“Computex is traditionally a hardware-focused show,” said IDC analyst Danielle Levitas. “What’s going to be different this year is that there will be more emphasis on the services and applications that ride on top of the devices.”

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