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Tablet Shipments Will Finally Overtake Notebooks In 2013 66

An anonymous reader writes "Nowadays, it's not really a question of whether tablet shipments will surpass notebook shipments, but when. Back in July 2012, NPD forecasted 2016 as the year, but today it's saying this year will be it. More specifically, NPD estimated tablet shipments will reach more than 240 million units worldwide in 2013, compared to the company's projection of 207 million notebook shipments this year. This gap is significant enough that, even if NPD's estimates are out by some margin, tablet numbers will still overtake those of notebooks."
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Tablet Shipments Will Finally Overtake Notebooks In 2013

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  • Because of Windows 8 (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Billly Gates ( 198444 ) on Tuesday January 08, 2013 @08:05PM (#42525989) Journal

    Not because people want tablets.

    2 different things. Many see them and say, so this is what I have to use?! My old clunker with XP still works and I do not have to put up with that bullshit or they demand a yoga or convertiable tablet/notebook since it is a touch optimized interface anyway.

    I tried Windows 8 and it truly is a terrible gui. I can use it and even kind of get used to it out of habit and wanted to keep it ... well a little. Windows 7 went right back on after I had some glitches and realized it will be well supported for 8 more years so why change?

    Until I see people actually say "I do not need a notebook. I got my phone or tablet instead?" then I will believe it.

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