Samsung To Exit Traditional Tower Desktop PC Business (Updated)

Seeing massive success in the mobile space with its Galaxy smartphones Samsung will exit the traditional tower Desktop PC business.  The desktop business has been unprofitable for Samsung for many years now.  “Demand for conventional desktop PCs is going down,” said a Samsung Electronics official. “We will allocate our resources to popular connected and portable devices.” He said that research teams and technology development units are being boosted for tablets and all-in-one laptops. The government recently designated the desktop PC business as an “industry suitable for smaller firms” from 2015. “Tablets, all-in-one and hybrid PCs are Samsung’s current focus. Samsung is speeding up its restructuring of its PC business via product realignment toward profitable variants,” said another Samsung official.

Samsung will still continue to manufacture “all-in-one’ desktop pcs as well as tablets and laptops PCs.  Desktop PCs are now more of a niche market, traditionally for those who need serious performance such as video editors and gamers.

Enjoy the headlines elsewhere, which will certainly read “Post PC Era Continues w/ Decline of Windows.”  The idiots do not realize Windows 8, along with news like this, proves that people want more touch-centric & portable operating systems.

Samsung has denied the above report with the following statement,

“The rumor that Samsung is withdrawing from the PC desktop business is groundless. Samsung will continue to offer diverse products according to market needs, including our recently announced ATIV One 5 Style, a stylish all-in-one PC. We will continue to open all possibilities in PC business including our PC Tower business, to satisfy consumer’s diverse lifestyle and needs.”

Source: Korea Times

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