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NPD used to be predicting 2016 as the year of this transition, so this is happening much faster than anticipated. I initially assumed because it was NPD that they were only concerned with the NA market, but it seems this is a prediction of worldwide shipments. In fact, tablet shipments in NA and China in 2012 have already exceeded laptop shipments.

NPD's projections are for 240 million tablet shipments this year, compared to 207 million laptop shipments globally.

Don't miss the bizarrely specific analysis of tablet screen sizes:

http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/130107_tablet_pc_market_forecast_to_surpass_notebooks_in_2013.asp



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I'm not surprised. For me, personally, Personally, I don't really see why I would need a laptop when desktops are better for home use and tablets have superior portability.

I bought both a laptop and a tablet last year (and a gaming PC for that matter...lol)

Hybrid is where is at.

So many Windows 8 hybrid tablet/laptops...

i will buy a new laptop this year, one that can run proper games, i need a laptop because im in college to make my works and bring it here to make presentations...

i hate college though. already thought of quitting.

Werent laptops selling 360m a year bacn in 2010 ?

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With the actual nature of the market, I'm not sure this is as significant as people will think ...

I have a 5 year old laptop that, other than the $25 battery I had to buy, still works really well for what I use it for and a 18 month old tablet that (after a few OS updates) is now painfully slow to simply browse the web. I have noticed that people are replacing their tablets every 12 to 18 months, while their desktops and laptops are being released every 5+ years; and, while I have seen no studies to demonstrate this, I think this is far more common than people would assume.

In other words, simply outselling them doesn't mean that tablets have replaced laptops

Laptops are much better than Tablets... Tablets to use sometimes, in vacations it gives a great company going to pool with an Ipad to browse things.

Other than that are pretty obsolete but that thing sure is popular, my friends has a 200e Android tablet, the thing is slick, to watch movies on bed is amazing but i rather use my Full HD Tv and my Blu Ray Player or my Full HD Movies that i have,

I'm actually in need for a new laptop but can't find one that interests me. Tablets are appealing but don't offer a keyboard which I'm in need of. So a hybrid is what I'm looking for but they're too expensive :(

VGKing said:
I'm actually in need for a new laptop but can't find one that interests me. Tablets are appealing but don't offer a keyboard which I'm in need of. So a hybrid is what I'm looking for but they're too expensive :(

Most tablets offer cases that include keyboards.

As for the thread, honestly I understand why tablets are taking over. For the vast majority of people tablets offer everything somone would need. Desktops do work related things better. Obviously there will always be some people that need laptops, but again most people don't fully utilize them, and might as well own a nice tablet instead.



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Trunkin said:
I'm not surprised. For me, personally, Personally, I don't really see why I would need a laptop when desktops are better for home use and tablets have superior portability.

When you want a mix of both