It’s funny how the technical market works sometimes. For quite a while there, tablets were all the rage, with Apple’s iPad devices and Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs producing quite a few numbers. However, as of late, we’re seeing an interesting spurt in sales on the PC front, while tablet sales are slowing down a little bit. What gives

Peter Yared of TechCrunch attempts to explain in a new article that goes into greater detail about the upswing on the PC front, and downswing when it comes to tablet sales. “The tablet slowdown shouldn’t be a surprise given that tablets have hardly improved beyond relatively superficial changes in size, screen resolution and processor speed,” said Yared. “The initial market for tablets is now saturated: grandparents and kids have them, people bought them as Sonos controllers and such, and numerous households have them around for reading. People that want tablets have them, and there’s just no need to upgrade because they more than adequately perform their assigned tasks.”

Both PC’s and Mac computers are showing a boost in sales, particularly through businesses, who consistently upgrade their computer equipment to keep up to speed with the times. The call for a keyboard, a larger screen and the usage of Microsoft Office seem to be the key components when purchasing new technical units – three features that tablets seem to be missing, despite the introduction of certain add-ons.

Yared addresses the need for “super tablets,” devices that carry a larger screen than the usual tablets have now, as well as better processing power. Getting out of the “toy phase”, as colleague Chris Dixon puts it, would benefit the market greatly, with the introduction of key features such as a 13″ screen, a 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM space, a 256 GB hard drive (the largest being offered right now is the new iPad’s 128 GB), a physical keyboard (not a snap-on like Microsoft’s models have), a file system, and an operating system that allows for windows and multitasking – something, again, most models are missing today.

The report can be found in full here, but Yared definitely has his points. Would you invest in a “super tablet,” or stick to the tried and true PC when it comes to your business needs

Source: TechCrunch