Updated 18 May, 2013, 5:40 pm IST
Tablets to surpass notebook shipments in 2016: NDP survey
| by Naina Khedekar |
Considering the popularity and portability of tablet computers, it's been a hot debate whether tablets will give the netbook/notebook market a run for its money. But now tablet fans have a new reason for supporting tablets in the debate - a new survey by NDP in its Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report states that tablet shipments will surpass notebook shipments in 2016. The survey also reveals that overall mobile PC shipments are expected to grow from 347 million units in 2012 to over 809 million units by 2017.
Poeple to opt for tablets over notebooks... (Image Credit: NDP)
The survey points out that notebook PC shipments are expected to increase from 208 million units in 2012 to 393 million units by 2017. On the other hand, tablet PC shipments are expected to grow from 121 million units to 416 million units in this period, for a compound annual growth rate of 28 percent. The key driver for tablet growth is likely to be its adoption in mature markets, which will account for 66 percent of shipments in 2012 and remain in the 60 percent range throughout the forecast period. Tablet PC shipments will also grow in mature markets like the U.S. and Japan from 80 million units in 2012 to 254 million units by 2017.
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