Tablets to Surpass PC Shipments

    Published: 06-16-2009
    Views: 8,904
    IDC announces that it projects tablet shipments to surpass desktop and laptop PC shipments in the last quarter of 2013 for the first time.

     According to the International Data Corporation, tablet shipments will surpass desktops and laptops in the fourth quarter of 2013 for the first time.  PC shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet shipments for the full year, but that should change by the end of 2015. 

    The expected value of the smart connected device market this year is expected to be $622 billion; with $423 billion of that coming from the less-expensive smartphones and tablets…those that cost less than $350 bucks.   But things could still change…some experts believe that largersmartphones…commonly called “phablets” could cannibalize the smaller tablet market.