the tablet market may soon live a turning point, returning to gain ground after a long period of contraction . And ‘This is a summary of the findings of the new study published by IDC relative to the performance of the tablet sales globally: according to reports, in fact, if in 2016 the decline is still evident (l’ year will close with -12%, amounting to 182.3 million units sold ), already in 2018 may experience a turnaround thanks to progressive success of devices “detachable” 2-in-1 already provided earlier this year .

“The benefits of a slim, lightweight design combined with a touch screen are strengthening growth in the detachable tablet market, but also represent a disaster for the PC market as thin notebooks and convertible type are gaining popularity, “he explained Jitesh Ubrani an analyst at IDC. “This is a positive change for the suppliers, as the average sales prices for notebooks and tablets are set to rise in the short


In emerging countries, the decline in sales of the tablet will cause the maintenance of the minus sign in the industry at least until 2020 despite the good performance expected in the 2-in-1 sales. The tablet also continue to play a key role due to their use for the management of related products of our homes, the presence of which is expected to increase over the coming years: “ The volume of tablets sold will be more than double the segment of the 2-in-1 with a forecast of 124 million units sold in 2020 “said Jean Philippe Bouchard, IDC.

In mature markets (including Europe), the tablet sold should move from current 97,000,000 units (there were 103 million in 2015) to 101 million in 2018 and to 111 million in 2020 . iCharts Startlr Tech SOURCE