Tablets made up 25% of Mobile PC shipments in 2011

Worldwide shipments of tablet computers totalled 72.7 million units in 2011, approximately 25.5% of all mobile PC shipments, according to a recent report from Displaysearch.

The researchers estimate tablet shipments in 2011 will finish 256% than in 2010.

Dell Inspiron Duo convertible tablet now in Canada

The Dell Inspiron Duo, a convertible tablet computer with a full keyboard, which was announced by the company last November, is now available in Canada.

With its unique, flip-hinge design, the new computer lets you work in tablet mode with the 10.1 inch touch screen facing outward or in netbook mode with the facing inward giving access to a full QWERTY keyboard.

Dell announces Tablet/Netbook hybrid

For those consumers who can’t decide on a tablet or netbook computer, Dell today announced its new Inspiron duo convertible tablet is now available for pre-order in the United States. Canadians will be able to get their hands on the device sometime next year.

With its unique, flip-hinge design, the new computer lets you work in tablet mode with the 10.1 inch touch screen facing outward or in netbook mode with the facing inward giving access to a full QWERTY keyboard.

Worldwide portable PC revenues expected to decline in 2009

The number of portable computers is expected to increase by 16% in 2009 to 169.6 million units according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.

Despite the big increase in the number of units sold, global revenues are expected to fall by 7% to $109 billion in 2009, down from $117 billion in 2008.

Intel announces new Atom platform

Intel today announced the newest Atom processors and companion chipsets which are up to 60% smaller and 20% more energy efficient than existing Atom processors and chipsets.

The Atom platform, first introduced in mid-2008, has been the key technology driving the rapidly expanding netbook computer market. Netbooks now account from more than one in five notebook computers sold globally.