There’s been a lot of doom and gloom talk lately about how badly PCs — both desktops and laptops — are selling. According to a recent report from IDC, “Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 6.4% year over year in 2016.” 

However, the same report goes on to say that “overlap in usage and converging designs is accelerating the shift in notebooks to ultra slim and convertible designs, which are now expected to account for almost 63% of notebook shipments by 2020.”

In other words, buyers are looking with favor on convertibles: Laptops with displays that can be moved to a variety of different positions, so that the system can be used not only as a keyboarded computer, but as a presentation device or tablet as well.

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