Tablets to overtake PC shipments

At current rates of growth and decline, global tablet sales will overtake sales of PCs some time around September 3 this year, at about 6 o'clock in the morning AEST. That’s not bad for a product that’s only been around for a little over 3 years, compared to almost 50 for the PC. The latest figures from IDC show that tablet shipments grew 142% in the first quarter of the year, to 49.2m, while PC shipments fell 13.9% to 76.3m. Apple remains the overall market leader, with 39.6%, but that’s down from 58.1% last year, with Samsung leaping from 11.3%...

At current rates of growth and decline, global tablet sales will overtake sales of PCs some time around September 3 this year, at about 6 o'clock in the morning AEST.

That’s not bad for a product that’s only been around for a little over 3 years, compared to almost 50 for the PC.

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