The tablet market Prices turn down suddenly. Cheap tablet computer relies more on the traditional PC market. That slows down this year, the growth in IT spending.
Consumer access worldwide increasingly to cheaper tablet computers, according to market researchers. This year Consumers and businesses to spend $ 666 billion for devices such as smartphones, tablets, printers, personal computers, the research firm Gartner estimates. That”s 50 billion less than previously expected.
“The transition from PC to tablet to run faster than we thought,” said Gartner analyst Richard Gordon, on Thursday. The $ 666 billion mean compared to 2012 but still an increase of 6.3 percent. A lot of it goes back to currency effects but by a weaker dollar.
In growth markets such as China and India, many people bought their first computer as a tablet device. Tablets are also in business and the employees own devices on the rise. At the same time show that laptops and desktops are currently being replaced less often than a few years ago. The PC maker currently hoping that combination of notebook and Tablet devices can boost the business again.
“In the tablet market, there are more price pressure from Android devices and cheaper models in emerging markets,” said Gordon. Why the tablet market Prices fallen? Gartner expects for the near future with an annual growth rate of equipment spending by 4.5 percent – significantly less than the previously estimated 6.4 percent. Overall, the global IT spending to rise this year from 4.2 per cent to 3.7 trillion dollars, according to Gartner. IT services remain an area of growth, with an increase of 5.2 percent to $ 927 billion.