IDC: Worldwide Tablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PC Shipments in 2013, Total PC Shipments in 2015

Posted on May 28 2013 - 8:41pm by Editorial Staff

According to a new forecast from IDC, tablet market to be dominated by small screens. The research firm forecasts that the worldwide tablet shipments to surpass portable PC shipments in 2013, and total PC shipments in 2015. This means that the tablet shipments to be 229.3 million units in 2013, up 58.7 percent from 144.5 million units in 2012.


“Tablets surpassing portables in 2013, and total PCs in 2015, marks a significant change in consumer attitudes about compute devices and the applications and ecosystems that power them. IDC continues to believe that PCs will have an important role in this new era of computing, especially among business users. But for many consumers, a tablet is a simple and elegant solution for core use cases that were previously addressed by the PC,” said Ryan Reith, Program Manager for IDC’s Mobility Trackers.

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