Most companies offer models with a storage capacity of 32GB and below. Products with memory larger than 32GB represent a minority.
Many companies are turning to smaller 13.3, 10 and 7in models or tablet PCs to follow mobile electronics trends.
PU leather cases dominate. Makers diversify designs and features to boost competitiveness.
Quadcore units with multipoint touchscreens will pick up speed in coming months.
More models now support 17 to 20 percent conversion rate, with several able to hit 23 or 24 percent.
Supply of USB 3.0 models will continue to rise, but USB 2.0 variants will remain dominant.
Companies are also ensuring products are compatible with more printer brands.
More companies are adopting touchscreens for ease of use and 2D bar-code scanners for better performance.
Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, one or two cameras and G-sensor boost product functionality.
Makers are adding slots for cards, cash and stylus while enhancing product appeal via better texture and style.