The PC market is down, and the future isn’t looking really great for the PC market for now. Thankfully though, the future for hybrid devices such as 2-in-1 devices and convertibles are looking bright. According to a new report from Gartner, the hybrid device market will see a rise of 77% this year. Gartner states:
“Sales of hybrid devices have not stopped growing since 2012, totaling 12.6 million units in 2014 and expected to reach 58 million units in 2019.”
The Gartner states that OEMs will sell 13.5 million hybrid devices this year. According to the report, Asus will lead the market as the company shipped 3.1 million hybrid devices last year. However, the future for Microsoft’s Surface product line is looking pretty good as well. Gartner states that Microsoft had 36% share in the hybrid device market last year. Interestingly enough, the report projects that 8 million devices like the Surface tablets (known as “ultramobile tablets”) will be sold in 2015.
To be honest, this latest data isn’t really surprising. Devices such as the Surface Pro 3 are portable and offer impressive functionality and user experience. As it seems like, Microsoft’s Surface business is doing really good and the future for the brand is looking bright. Additionally, the future for OEMs like Asus is looking pretty bright as well.
It’ll be interesting to see how the hybrid market grows in the coming years. Until then, tell us what you think of Gartner’s latest data in the comment section below!