Tablets vs Computers

A new study carried out by Gartner has found that computer sales will decrease to approximately 9.3% this year. The main reason behind the decrease is the fact that users are starting to keep their computer for longer periods of time in order to cut down their expenses. This came as a surprise since the same firm had made estimations that computer sales would increase rather than decrease. They continued to explain that the decrease was also influenced by the increasing sales of the popular iPad, among other tablets.

The study continued to find that tablets are not necessarily substituting computer sales but rather delaying them. Ranjil Atwal, research director, stated that mini-notebook sales have evidently decreased, and this has affected the overall computer sales. He highlighted that iPad purchases as substitution to regular computers was minimum, but still affected the final reports.

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