Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tablet Sales 'Likely' to Overtake Laptop Sales This Year

There was once a debate about efficacy and utility of PC as compared to the laptops. Now since the appearance of tablets, many a question arise about the future of the laptops vis-a-vis tablets.

But a recent report now says that the tablets sales this year will overtake that of the laptops. And that brings an end to earlier speculations and estimates.

In fact since the emergence of the Window's Surface Pro and Apple's iPad, trends have seen a change in the favour of tabs than the laptops.

A recent survey carried out by IDC, an analytics firm based outside of Boston, reports that worldwide tablet shipments in 2013 will likely hit 229.3 million units – a 59 percent increase from last year. In a separate report, IDC predicted that PC shipments would fall 7.8 percent this year, and continue to shrink substantially in the years ahead.

"Many users are realizing that everyday computing, such as accessing the Web, connecting to social media, sending emails, as well as using a variety of apps, doesn't require a lot of computing power or local storage," IDC exec Loren Loverde said in a statement. "Instead, they are putting a premium on access from a variety of smaller devices with longer battery life, an instant-on function, and intuitive touch-centric interfaces."

Based on the above estimates, IDC believes that by the end of 2013, tablet sales will surpass laptop sales globally.

( via CS Monitor)
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