Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Last Year Of PC Supremacy
The PC/Tablet balance this year will be 256 million tablets to 321 million PCs says Gartner.
It will be the last year of PC supremacy. Next year the scoring will be 321 million tablets vs 308 million PCs.
Microsoft’s ending support for XP slowed down the decline of the PC which was 9.5% last year will be only 2.9% this year.
Gartner expects 60 million professional PC replacements this year.
The phone market, of course, tops all others in unit shipments with 1.862 million shipping this year and 1.946 shipping next year.