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PC sales to drop by 6 percent in 2014

Gartner expects that 2014 will be a massive year for Tablet sales – 39 percent, whilst laptops will decline by an estimated 6 percent.

10.1-SamsungNetbook-genericFor more information, check out the article from Matt Hamblen – Computerworld.

Gartner expects 276.7 million PCs to ship to retailers in 2014, a figure that will slip further to 263 million units in 2015. In recent years, two-thirds of laptop and desktop owners have replaced their hardware with updated models; of the remaining third, most replaced their old machines with tablets and tablet hybrids, with a smaller number not buying replacements of any kind, said Ranjit Atwal, a Gartner analyst.

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