Forrester Projects Tablet Sales Will Overtake Netbook and Desktop Sales

Posted on June 17, 2010

Forrester PC Sales Forecast


TechCrunch reports that Forrester Research is projecting tablets will overtake netbook sales in 2012 and desktop sales in 2013. They won't overtake laptop sales.
As a percentage of overall PC sales, tablets will grow from 6 percent this year to 18 percent in 2012 (when netbooks are estimated to account for 17 percent of sales. The next year, in 2013, tablet sales are projected to outstrip desktop unit sales, 21 percent to 20 percent. By 2015, tablets will make up 23 percent of PC sales in the U.S., while desktops will be 18 percent and netbooks will be 17 percent. Only laptops will sell more in the U.S., with a 42 percent market share.
Lots of new tablets will be available this holiday season and early next year to compete with Apple's iPad tablet. They should be a hot item this holiday.

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