In : News31 Aug 2012
That depends on the market and method of calculation: here are a few figures
The craze for iPads (17 million sold in Q2, according to Apple, 68% market share, according to IDC) and its cheaper rival media tablets running Android should drive worldwide tablet sales from 60 to 70 million units in Q3, thereby outstripping sales of desktop and laptop computers, analysts say.
According to Canalys, tablets sales jumped 75% (24 M units) in Q2 compared with Q2 2011 – the equivalent of 22% of total PC sales.
Apple, which includes its iPad sales figures in the laptop category, ranks number 1 in the manufacturers with market intelligence company Canalys, which includes tablets and PCs in its estimations. Canalys therefore predicts a 12% rise in PC sales in Q2.
Meanwhile Gartner estimates a 0.1% decline in the global PC market, tablets aside.
According to the latest figures published by Gartner (excluding tablets), 13.6 M units were sold in Q2 and the market as a whole shrank 2.4% compared with 2011.
Of all the trends reported by Gartner, laptops were the only one on the rise (+ 4 %). Desktops, meanwhile, plummeted 12.8% and the professional PC market fell 5.3%.In the manufacturer rankings, only Asus, Acer and Lenovo posted positive results, with sales rising by 42.8%, 15.3% and 10% respectively.
The figures also show that 1 million tablets were sold in France in H1 2012, a leap of 177%, according to GfK, generating revenue of €386 M (€939 M for laptops).
Gartner noted a number of segments on the rise in the PC market in Q2 2012: laptop sales up 4.5%, overall sales up 0.7% and ultrabook sales continuing to soar, despite accounting for only 9% of total laptop sales in France.
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