Report: Tablet shipments to exceed PC shipments in 2015

Tablet shipments will exceed those of portable PCs this year, as the slumping PC market is expected to see negative growth for the second consecutive year, according to latest statistics from research firm IDC. In addition, IDC expects tablet shipments to outpace the entire PC market (portables and desktops combined) by 2015. Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 per cent year-over-year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year. While Apple has been at the forefront of the tablet rmarket, low-cost Android devices are increasingly fuelling the market, IDC added. In 2013, the worldwide average selling price for tablets is expected to decline 10.8 per cent to $381 (€295). In comparison, the ASP of a PC in 2013 will be nearly double that at $635, IDC said. Release