Tablet shipments beat out laptops in October

Tablet shipments beat out laptops in October
According to the latest figures from NPD DisplaySearch, tablet shipments overtook laptops for the month of October.

There has long been talk of the milestone coming, but it came sooner than many industry analysts expected. "In a milestone for the global industry, in October tablet PC panel shipments exceeded those of notebook PC panels," reads NPD DisplaySearch's research note. Overall, it can be seen that tablet PCs are threatening to overtake notebooks."

That being said, the month could possibly be a fluke due to a few certain situations.

DisplaySearch explains that there was a large inventory build up, leading to a large decline in shipments. Additionally, laptop buyers held off on purchases as they awaited the late October launch of Windows 8. Furthermore, tablet shipments surged due to retailers hoping to build inventory for the holiday season.

Smaller, cheaper tablets including the $199 Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD also helped the tablet surge:

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Nov 2012 0:56
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  • mukhis

    less productivity, more fun with toys, what else? LOL.

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    25.11.2012 07:15 #1

  • JJ111985 (unverified)

    The Kindle Fire is great! Im absolutely in LOVE with this thing! It is very user friendly so I didnt have to go searching the internet for tutorials. Heres the one I got on Amazon If youre looking to get a tablet Id recommend the Kindle Fire over the other tablets, it really blows them away. :)

    25.11.2012 09:13 #2

  • 1nsan3

    My wife has a nook tablet, ive seen alot of ipads, tablets etc,,, but yea i will stick with my laptop.
    I seen a guy this summer taking a picture with his Ipad... omg my stomach hurt i was laughing so hard.. THAT THERE was pathetic...

    25.11.2012 21:07 #3

  • buddyleem

    If you're going to get a tablet do yourself a favor and pay a little more for the ipad

    Hack a bit, invest a bit, work a bit, jerk a bit

    25.11.2012 22:56 #4

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