09/05/2013 11:44 EDT | Updated 11/05/2013 05:12 EST

LenLenovo sees growth for ailing PC market coming from hybrid models

BERLIN - Lenovo says hybrid computers that can turn from laptops into tablets with a flip of the lid could spur growth in the ailing PC market.

In recent years, consumers have been snapping up tablets, causing sales of desktop and laptop models to wane.

The company is unveiling a range of new models based on its Yoga platform at Berlin's annual IFA gadget show to attract new buyers who want to be able to use their device in the office, in bed or in the kitchen.

Gianfranco Lanci, president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said Thursday that Lenovo still considers PC making to be its "core business."

The Chinese company became the world's top PC maker ahead of HP in the second quarter, with a market share of 16.7 per cent.