Research houses typically consider PCs and tablets separate beasts when they compile their market share reports. But as the tablet increasingly begins to serve the same functions as the PC, some are merging the two in their quarterly estimates of the PC market, and the results are worth noting.
Common knowledge has it that PC shipments declined in the fourth quarter of 2012, undermined by a weak economy and an increase in tablet usage. But, if you include tablet shipments in this assessment, you get a drastically different result.
More Suggested Content:
Logitech Debuts iPad Mini Keyboard
February 6, 2013
Logitech this week announced the arrival of the new Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini, a keyboard cover of the iPad Mini device.
Tablet Ownership Surged in Fourth Quarter
January 30, 2013
So many tablets were purchased in the fourth quarter that tablet ownership among online Americans has reached 38 percent- a 7 percent increase over the previous quarter. That's according to CEA's Consumer Outlook on Tablets.