The increasing sales of tablets would drive the overall global PC shipments to reach 493.1 million units in 2013, reporting a year-on-year growth of 7%, according to a new report.
Canalys’ latest forecasts for the global PC market revealed that tablets will account for 37% of the entire PC market during the period.
By 2017, PC shipments are expected to reach 713.8 million units globally, reporting a compound annual growth rate of (CAGR) of 9.7%, while tablets and notebooks are expected to grow at a CAGR of 64% and 25% respectively.
During the first quarter of 2013, the global desktop market plunged 10.3%, with the notebook market dropped by 13.1%, while the tablet market doubled registering 106.1% rise in shipments to 41.9 million units.
"This new influx of Android devices will provide a boost to the platform and Canalys therefore expects Android to take a 45% share this year, behind Apple at 49%."
Canalys also anticipates that consumers will purchase separate products, rather than compromise on a Windows 8 convertible or hybrid PC during the following 18 months.
About 2% of the overall 388.1 million mobile PCs shipped in 2013 will be hybrids or convertibles, the report said.
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