IDC: Convertible and detachable tablets prove more popular in Western Europe

IDC said Western European shipments of ultra-slim convertible and detachable tablets posted positive growth (44.7 per cent) to account for 18.4 per cent of total consumer shipments and 21.9 per cent of commercial devices in the first quarter of 2016, up from 9.2 per cent and 16.3 per cent respectively a year ago. The Western European PC and tablet market as a whole contracted by 13.7 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, with total shipments reaching 18.2 million units. In the commercial segment, shipments fell by only 5.2 per cent year on year, while consumer demand fell by 18.6 per cent. Report