Worldwide Tablet Sales Will Reach Nearly 36% of Total PC Sales in 2015
U.S. Tablet Sales Will Top 43% of PC Sales in 2015.

January 4th, 2012 The iPad and other tablet devices are having amazing success and are expanding the PC industry tremendously. Worldwide tablet sales surpassed 16M units in 2010 and accounted for 5.1% of total PC sales. In the USA tablet sales accounted for 12% of total PC sales in 2010. The sales growth of pads and tablets will continue and will account for an increasing share of total PCs.


By 2015 the worldwide sales of tablets are projected to reach nearly 36% of total PC sales or 186M units, which higher than the total worldwide PC sales in 2004. USA tablet sales are forecasted to top 53M units in 2015 or over 43% of total PC sales.


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Much of the growth is coming from the iPad and similar pad and tablet devices, which are included in the total PC figures in this report. Windows 8 which is expected in mid to late 2012 will also be used for tablets and is expect to compete and expand the current tablet market, which are primarily iPads and Android based.

The tablet form factor is part of the personal computing industry since it provides most of the functionality of traditional PCs. Tablets and pads are also changing industry in a major way ranging from the user interface to the leading suppliers. The success of the iPad is making Apple the leading PC supplier in the USA  in 2012 and the largest worldwide PC supplier in 2013.

These are some of the results from a new market research report by Computer Industry Almanac. The report includes yearly sales for pad/tablet devices for the USA and six regions of the world from 1990 to 2015. All PC segments are estimated and forecasted including PC servers, desktop PCs, laptop PCs, netbooks and pad/tablets.  PC sales of key PC companies such as Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba are included.

Computer Industry Almanac publishes market research reports for the PC, pad, tablet and Internet industries. For more information see Market Research Reports.

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