But uptake has slowed.
Tablets will outsell PCs for the first time this holiday season
Everybody in the tech industry has been expecting that tablets would eventually outsell PCs, but it appears that day is coming very soon.
IDC now predicts that in Q4 of this year will be the first quarter when tablet sales are bigger than PC sales.
For the full year, PCs will still win, with 181 million laptops and 134 million desktops versus 227 million tablets. That's because Q4 is when consumers do most of their tech spending, and tablets are still mostly a consumer purchase. IDC is holding fast to its prediction that 2015 will be the first full year in which tablets outsell PCs.
Intel has high hopes that its lower-powered Haswell chip will help it capture a greater share of those tablets, and Microsoft has similar hopes for Windows 8.1 and the Surface 2 lineup, which it will unveil later this month.
But it appears that the consumer PC market is indeed falling fast.
Interestingly, the disruption isn't going to stop with tablets eating PCs. IDC also predicts that large smartphones -- or "phablets" -- will eat away the market for small tablets, contributing to a slower growth rate there.
Google's plan to bring Chrome packaged apps to Android and iOS is part of its strategy to make the web the primary platform for users. Converting Apple device owners will be a challenge.
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