On the afternoon of February 5, according to a new research report released by Strategy Analytics, shipments of Q4 Lenovo tablets rose 8 percent year-on-year to 2.5 million units in 2019, and its market share grew 0.9 percent to 5.2 percent. Apple’s Q4 2019 remains the world’s number one tablet shipment, but shipments are down 7% year-on-year.
“The commercial update for detachable tablets is in a disappointing period, as Windows mobile computing demand is now more in favor of high-end, lightweight laptops,” said Chirag Upadhyay, senior research analyst at Strategy Analytics. Even more troubling, most Windows removable 2-in-1 pc makers are targeting business users with higher-margin, high-end products, but the crowded market doesn’t allow all manufacturers to grow, especially in the face of Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad in this price segment. Air (with keyboard) is actively competing for competitive pressures in the market. Despite Apple’s new competitiveness, Q4 Tablet shipments are down 7% in 2019 as demand for the iPad Pro plummets during the Christmas season. “