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Samsung denies it is to exit desktop market

Despite claims from officials, Samsung has dismissed claims it is to move away from the desktop market
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Despite mounting reports of the contrary, Samsung has denied it is looking to exit the desktop PC market.

An initial report from The Korea Times cited comments from a unnamed Samsung official, who claimed the firm was looking to exit the struggling market in favour of more profitable ventures.

"Tablets, all-in-one and hybrid PCs are Samsung's current focus. Samsung is speeding up its restructuring of its PC business via product realignment toward profitable variants," the Samsung official told the Korea Times.

Meanwhile, a second unnamed Samsung official provided some context behind the move, commenting on the dire state of the desktop PC market.

"Demand for conventional desktop PCs is going down. We will allocate our resources to poplar connected and portable devices."

But despite the alleged claims from officials, Samsung has denied the reports, describing them as "groundless" to The Next Web.

Samsung just last week launched a new desktop PC with the Ativ Q hybrid laptop/tablet, which features both Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean operating systems.

However, PCs have been an increasingly diminished focus for Samsung of late, as the firm continues to push its smartphone and tablet devices. Even if the South Korean device maker is commited to the desktop market, it wouldn't be surprising to see Samsung reorganise its resources to some degree.

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