Global Growth Seen For Mobile PCs
The growth of tablet PCs will drive a huge increase in mobile PC shipments in the next five years. That's according to a study released this week by NPD Group.
NPD, in its Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, found Monday that the mobile PC market will jump from 67.6 million units shipped worldwide last year to 762.7 million by 2017.
“The mobile PC industry is undergoing significant change this year,” Richard Shim, senior analyst with NPD DisplaySearch, said as part of the announcement. “The rapid rise and establishment of white box tablet PCs (tablets made by small local brands, mainly in China) is putting pressure on traditional notebook PCs. These low-cost tablets are reaching further into emerging regions where notebook PC penetration rates have remained low, resulting in cannibalization by tablet PCs.”