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Tablets continue to “kill” the personal computer market
Volume shipments of laptops and desktops in 2013 fell again. Plates , in turn, its position on the market only strengthen, and according to analyst firm Canalys, this situation will continue in 2014. According to statistics from the company, the tablet market next year will hold for 50 percent of the total PC market.
The main impetus of growth analysts see Android. The share of tablets based on the operating system in the next year will have up to 65 percent of all deliveries. Apple will remain the largest single producer of tablets based on iOS, and the company’s share in the next year will account for 30 percent of the total market.
Analyst at Canalys, Chen Ping Tang explains that next year will be 285 million tablets sold. This is 50 percent of the total PC market. And by 2017 will account for 396 million tablets already. Samsung and Apple will continue to be the most dominant players in the market in 2014 and the main battle for buyers is held between the two companies. Microsoft, most likely can not do anything to oppose them, even though the purchase of Nokia . Win Redmond giant in 2014, the PC market will be only 5 percent. However, if we consider that in the same 2012 its share was only 2 percent, it is also a good indicator of growth.
As for the other manufacturers, such as Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo, they will start (and the first signs of this are already marked) offer very affordable solutions, in some cases even below $ 150 if they want to keep the status of important market players. Canalys analysts believe that 2014 will be a year of very fierce competition and companies with weak sales figures would be even more difficult than it is now.
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