Tablet market to continue upward trend

Looks like we’re going to see more and more tablets in the near future as the International Data Corporation (IDC) has predicted an increase in shipments of these devices especially lower-priced ones starting this year.

According to IDC’s forecast, this year’s worldwide tablet market will total 190.9 million units with an average increase of 11% between 2013 and 2016. The Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker estimates tablet shipments will reach more than 350 million by the end of 2017.


Smaller and lower-priced tablets continue to be a major driving factor for the surge. “One in every two tablets shipped this quarter was below 8 inches in screen size. And in terms of shipments, we expect smaller tablets to continue growing in 2013 and beyond,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet Tracker. “Vendors are moving quickly to compete in this space as consumers realize that these small devices are often more ideal than larger tablets for their daily consumption habits.”

IDC has also projected Android’s share of the tablet market to peak at 48.8% in 2013 while Apple slips to 46%. Windows 8-based tablets are predicted to grow to 7.4% in 2017 while Windows RT is expected to remain below 3% during the forecast period.

Meanwhile, as the tablet market increases, the PC market continues to plummet with IDC expecting a 1.3% decrease in shipments for this year.

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7 Comments on this Post

  1. That’s why it’s so hard to sell old laptops/notebooks/PCs nowadays. Sometimes ka-presyo na lang sila ng BRAND NEW tablets, and people would opt for the tablet.

  2. IC DeaDPiPoL

    was canvassing price for a new entry level pc to hookup with a 42″ led tv for media playback, Ended up opting to just hookup a PLDT Telpad combined with a NAS instead since going the PC route is much more expensive and consume more electricity.

    For a regular internet browsing individual, a tablet is quite enough leaving the PC in the hands of content creator or pc gamers.

  3. Sana maging katulad ng world sa Robotics; Notes ang future tech. xD

    • IC DeaDPiPoL

      awesome show especially that IRUO and that app that lets you cosplay someone

  4. porma kids

    well dami rin kasi bumibili ng tablet para masabi lang na may “tablet” porma ba. para “in” and “cool” kasi may tablet but i’d still rather have a pc/laptop and a smart phone.

  5. sir yuga,
    any reliable info kung kelan lalabas ang ipad mini 2?
    para alam ko lang kung pwede pang antayin…
    kung wala, kahit personal estimate lang…


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