Sales of PCs have been sagging a bit lately. Neither the Ultrabook initiative nor Windows 8 have done much to boost sales, which is really too bad because the PC OEMs have been trying harder in the last year or two than in quite a while. What we’re seeing from this year’s IFA are laptops in the same vein as those we saw at Computex: a shift away from Ivy Bridge to Haswell and a shift away from sub-1080p resolutions to 1080p-and-up resolutions. Yes, the resolution war that has been raging in smartphones and tablets for the last two years or so has metastasized and spread to laptops. These aren’t the only PCs that were announced at IFA, but if you’re in the market for a high-end convertible or Ultrabook, these are the cream of the crop (and the ones that show the general direction that the industry is heading in, even as it begins to wane). We don’t have pricing and availability for all of them, but we expect most of them to be available to buy sometime this fall. The IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro Lenovo is one of the only PC makers whose share of the PC market is… Read full this story
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