Gartner: Tablets Will Cut Into PC Sales in 2010 and 2011

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Research company Gartner lowered its forecasts for global computer shipments in 2010 and 2011, saying that growing demand for tablet devices will eat into personal computer sales.

PC shipments this year will rise 14.3% to 352 million units, Gartner said, according to Reuters. Gartner forecast that shipments will increase by 15.9% in 2011.

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Previously, the research company predicted growth of 17.9% in 2010 and 18.1% in 2011.

"These results reflect marked reductions in expected near-term unit growth based on expectations of weaker consumer demand, due in no small part to growing user interest in media tablets such as the iPad," said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.

"Media tablets are expected to displace around 10% of PC units by 2014," Atwal said.




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