Tablets To Comprise 80% Of Computer Market By 2016: CEA


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CE Week New York — Tablets will comprise about 80 percent of all computers sold by 2016, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) most recent industry research.

Shawn DuBravac, the CEA’s chief economist and research director, and Jack Cutts, CEA’s business intelligence senior manager, gave this bit of data along with a wide overview of the computer and tablet market at the CEA Research Summit.

DuBravac noted that tablets now have a 40 percent home penetration rate and the products future, at least for the short term, is guaranteed to keep climbing. However, he added that the market is quickly shifting as average selling prices are falling for the most popular 7-inch and 8-inch tablets.

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