Potential tablet buyers are opting instead for alternative devices, and existing owners are hanging onto their tablets longer, according to research firm Gartner.
Worldside shipments of PCs will still drop in 2014 but not as badly as they did last year. And ultramobiles will provide a bit of a boost.
Shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined will climb by 7 percent in 2014, predicts Gartner, though PCs will be on the losing end of the deal.
Overall in 2013, shipments of tablets, smartphones, and PCs will increase 6 percent, despite the drag from traditional desktops and laptops, according to Gartner.
The five-inch touch-screen mobile computer is meant to be used as a handheld device with thumb-typing.
At the Intel Developer Conference showcase, a circus of unusual and tiny computers.
Rather than look for an electrical outlet in the airport, you can pull out a liquid methanol cartridge to charge your ultra-mobile PC, if this partnership pans out.
Tom Merritt shows you an ultrasmall DVD player, an Ultra Mobile PC, and our pick for best ultraportable laptop.
Toshiba has been demonstrating a concept design for a new ultramobile PC, and it could end up being cleverer than all the rest
The $1,399 Q1 Ultra Premium UMPC has a 1.33GHz Intel Core Solo processor and, Samsung says, a better keyboard. Pokier predecessors get a price cut.