Thin end of a desirable wedge for laptops
Their slim profile can make them hard to notice, but laptops are alive, kicking and getting more and more powerful
With the mad competition for market share and that elusive "cool factor", phones have dominated tech-trend news for years. They’re slimmer, smarter, and more integrated in our lives than ever before, and manufacturers have put a lot of effort into making them work- and entertainment-capable. But, for both blockbusters and business, the laptop is still the workhorse and, arguably, the professional’s dominant screen — at least from 9 to 5. "Even though younger generations tend to prefer a mobile device for their daily activities, in general, [older] people still prefer to use a notebook device that can meet both their personal and business needs," says Lenovo’s Julian Pienaar. Accordingly, though laptops are competing more for their share of media coverage, innovation in this space has certainly not stalled. So, what can we expect from laptop trends in 2019? Like most tech, there is a lot of focus on how slim and light laptops are getting, and this will continue to be a significant tr...