IDC: Tablets to Overhaul Desktop PC Market Sales in 2013

By: Akansha Srivastava

Conceptualized in the mid 20th century and prototyped and developed in the last two decades of that century tablet became practical and affordable in the current years. Now, the tech consumers are loving this device category to such an extent, that according to the latest data research done by International Data Corporation (IDC) the sales of tablets are expected to outsell desktop computers for the first time ever in 2013.

As per the report, the number of tablets sold this year is expected to increase by almost 50 per cent, to over 190 million units.

The continuing surge in sales means that tablets will then go on to outsell laptop computers next year, the Telegraph reports.

The report also said that the smartphone market is expected to grow 27 per cent this year to over 900 million units sold.

Meanwhile, IDC has also predicted that by 2017, more than 350 million tablets will be sold per year, closing the gap on the 1.5 billion smartphones it estimates will be sold that year.

IDC: Tablets to Overhaul Desktop PC Market Sales in 2013

With the latest data analysis, it is evident that tablets are eventually killing the market of desktop computers, moreover, sales of desktop PCs have also seen a subtle decline worldwide. However, at the same time, laptop sales has shown a consistency.

In fact, according to experts, laptops are basically more productive than tablets. Hence, the fact of the matter is that both tablets and laptops are designed for work, but both have their respective pros and cons.

Spill your opinion in the comments section below, will you prefer buying a laptop or will you go for a tablet purchase?

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