track them, Gartner and IDC.
The company’s strength has always been in building very durable laptops, but recently it has expanded into tablets. In January 2012 it introduced a new device under the Yoga brand that blends the features of a laptop and a tablet, including a flippable touch screen.
Moreover, the tablet runs on Android, which has been so important to the success of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets. It showed the kind of flexibility that most PC makers, wedded to Microsoft’s operating system software, lack.
“The PC is not going to go away tomorrow,” Peter Hortensius, president of the company’s Think Business Group, which serves corporate customers. “Two hundred billion dollars is a big pie, and we think we can get a bigger piece of it,” he said, referring to the approximate annual sales in the global PC market.