Tablet Shipments to Surpass PCs by End of Year

August 19, 2013

This news came out in May, and I am just catching up on it. Sameer Singh predicts that new tablet shipments will exceed new PC shipments by end of 2013.

This helps explain why Microsoft has put so much emphasis on tablet features in Windows 8. Microsoft needs to stay ahead of this trend and try to convince buyers to reach for a PC tablet when they decide to buy a tablet.

It also explains why it sometimes appears that Microsoft has thrown it’s desktop users under a bus by often forcing tablet features to the forefront in Windows 8 (dropping the Start menu for example). More on that in future posts.

So, how many of you might get a PC tablet instead of an iPad or Android tablet?

Michael Linenberger

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