Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gartner Forecasts: PC Shipments Down, Tablets Up: Tech News «

Check the full article for more details, but also note the misleading headline; year-to-year PC shipments are up, and will grow again next year, but earlier Gartner PC shipment estimates have been reduced, in part due to tablet market dynamics.  I wonder if the prognosticators will classify tablets running Windows 7 as PCs and/or tablets…

Gartner has cut its estimates on PC shipments, saying tablets are increasingly serving as substitutes for PCs for light data consumption. The firm said worldwide PC shipments were on pace for 352.4 million units this year, up 14.3 percent over last year but down from projected growth of 17.9 percent just two months ago. Similarly, worldwide PC shipments in 2011 are expected to hit 409 million, a 15.9 percent increase over 2010 but down from an earlier estimate of 18.1 percent growth.

Gartner Forecasts: PC Shipments Down, Tablets Up: Tech News «

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