Tablet shipments might overtake notebooks in 2016.
NPD said on Tuesday, Tablets may indeed herald the approaching of a “post-PC world,” but that world won’t arrive for yet another few years. Based on the latest NPD DisplaySearch figures, tablet shipments in 2016 will top 350 million units, which will provide them a lead over the notebook shipments for the first time ever.
NDP has projected that the tablet shipments will be having a compound annual growth of around 28% in the next 5 years which is sure to raise the number of shipments from 121 million to 416 million in 2017. The notebooks will see growth from 208 million in 2012 to 393 million in 2017.
The tablet PC’s like the Apple iPad are duly expected to drive growth for the mobile PC market over the next few years. Tablet shipments will surpass notebook shipments in 2016, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. Overall mobile PC shipments will grow from 347M units in 2012 to over 809M units by 2017.
Notebook PC shipments are expected to increase from 208 million units in 2012 to around 393 million units by 2017, on the other hand the tablet PC shipments are expected to grow from 121 million to 416 million.
Built upon the oriented features convenience like instant-on capability, long battery life and extreme portability, the tablet PCs shall evolve in form and performance, making them a compelling alternative for notebook PCs. Tablet PCs are expected to incorporate multi-core processors, increasingly stable operating systems, growing app libraries and higher resolution displays.