Chinese PC maker Lenovo announced a push to make touchscreens a standard component of its PCs. The company set a goal to increase touchscreen PC shipments to at least 40 percent of all of its PC shipments by the end of 2013 and may hike the target to 60 percent. Other firms cited by DigiTimes claim this goal will be hard to reach due to insufficient supply of touchscreens an the higher cost of these systems.
It will be difficult to reach 40% of PCs being touch-screen models and impossible to reach 60% simply because of global touch screen supplies, Taiwan-based PC makers stated. In addition, a high proportion of touch-screen PCs may impact Lenovo's global market share because touch-screen models are significantly more expensive, the makers noted.
However, Lenovo thinks that its leading status with the second-largest global market share can win it priority from touch screen suppliers.