Despite the rise in smartphone and tablet sales, there are still plenty of laptops being produced by major manufacturers. Some like Sony have dropped out of the computer manufacturing business altogether and sold their operations to other companies. Others are still going strong.
Lenovo is a Chinese electronics company with headquarters in Beijing, China and also in North Carolina, USA, that has become one of the largest laptop producers in the world, especially after buying IBM’s personal computing manufacturing business in 2005, with their highly popular ‘thinkPad’ brand. Lenovo sells their laptops in over 160 countries worldwide.
Acer is a Taiwanese electronics hardware company. Apart from manufacturing their own laptop computers, they have also acquired other companies manufacturing laptops, notably Packard Bell and Gateway.
Asus is another Taiwanese giant. They produce laptops and netbooks. Their latest laptop, the ASUS Transformer Book Flip with its 360 degree rotating flip screen is designed to be used as both a laptop and tablet.
Samsung’s great success in their tablet and smartphone producing business has overshadowed their laptop manufacturing business, but they’re still producing decent reliable laptops in a good range of screen sizes.
Apple Mac laptops have always had a great reputation, and most computer geeks always praise the Apple Mac operating system over the Microsoft Windows operating systems used by most manufacturers. Apple’s laptop models have included the Macbook, the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. Their latest MacBook laptop was released earlier in 2015.
The American company, Dell makes a huge range of electronic hardware products, accessories and components, and their laptop computer range has always been popular. Their entry-level, budget-priced ‘Inspiron’ range became very popular due to its excellent value for money, which contributed to the company’s success.
Another American company, Hewlett Packard manufactures a large range of laptops and keeps up with the latest features such as powerful but lightweight models with touch screen and 360 degree backwards rotating screen to get the best of both worlds – laptop and tablet.
All successful laptop manufacturers are keen to remain flexible and adaptable to customers demanding laptops with the convenience of tablets and tablets with the power of laptops. Their survival depends on it.