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Tablets to finally topple over laptop sales in 2013

11 Jan 2013

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Research firm NPD predicts that in 2013, around 240 million tablet computers will be shipped worldwide, while notebook PCs sales will be 14 per cent less at around 207 million.

The rapid development and adoption of new screen sizes is allowing both large and small brands to gain market traction in all regions and create new demand for tablet PCs. The tablet market has been led by Apple's 9.7-inch iPad, but in 2013 a new class of small tablets will take over the market. Tablet PCs with 7-inch to 8-inch screen sizes are expected to account for 45 per cent, or 108 million units of the market in 2013, overtaking the 9.7-inch size which will account for 17 per cent share or about 41 million units.


tablet sales surpass notebooks in 2013

NPD Worldwide Notebook PC and Tablet PC Shipment Share Forecast


Notebook PC shipments have been slowed by declining demand worldwide, reaching even emerging markets where low penetration rates could have stimulated demand. However, increasing tablet PC adoption is stymieing notebook PC growth. The second half of 2013 may provide a respite as new processors aim to bring more tablet PC-like features, such as instant on, all-day battery life, and sleek form factors, to notebook PCs.




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