This is why Samsung has a Windows 10 tablet
Ever wondered why Samsung suddenly released a Windows 10 slate that had a detachable keyboard despite not offering a Windows-powered machine for years? Apparently they’ve known what research firm IDC has seen recently in tablet and 2-in-1 sales. According to IDC, despite tablet sales still tanking in the previous months, sales of tablets with removable keyboards (which include hybrid 2-in-1s) have been climbing. Sales of tablets with detachable keyboards have more than doubled year-over-year to 8.1 million, which means there’s a good chance people want to get a tablet as long as it comes with a keyboard.
Why the shift? Well, it looks like productivity is the new meta for tablets nowadays, and Apple has scored big with their iPad Pro, shipping more of the gargantuan tablet than any of their competitors this year – IDC estimates that they’ve managed to move around 2 million units while Microsoft sold around 1.6 million Surface devices, a majority of which were the more expensive Surface Pro devices.