The report also includes analysis by IDC that while desktops still proliferate in the workplace, the migration to notebooks will increase. New developments in dual-core processors and battery technology have minimised performance and mobility concerns that were among the traditional barriers to widespread adoption.
In the SMB computing landscape, notebooks are fast overtaking desktops as the computer of choice. New developments in dual-core processors and battery technology have minimised performance and mobility concerns—which were among the traditional barriers to widespread adoption. In addition, consumers are increasingly buying notebooks, and that tendency has easily made the transition into the professional space. With enhanced performance, improved wireless capabilities and smaller formfactors, organisations will look to notebooks to address the needs of their workforce for flexibility, mobility and productivity.
As traditional barriers to notebook adoption have subsided, IT and business decision makers have raised their requirements for durability and security. Recent testing, commissioned by Toshiba and conducted by the PC WorldTest Centre (PC WorldTests) indicates that Toshiba’s Tecra® Notebook with Intel® Centrino® mobile technology offers important durability features and characteristics. By protecting data and maintaining system operability after PC World’s series of extreme tests, Toshiba’s Tecra pushes notebooks closer to becoming a viable desktop alternative for today’s mobile, flexible and dispersed workforce.