January 9, 2013
Is the Tablet Killing the PC -- Or Making It Better?
Farhad Manjoo, Slate
In the three years since Apple launched the iPad, a once-crazy idea has grown to become conventional wisdom: The PC is dying. Every few months, market analysts release reports showing staggering growth in tablet sales and an ever-grimmer future for traditional laptops and desktops. Just this week, research firm the NPD Group reported that in 2013, tablet sales would eclipse those of notebook computers for the first time. By 2017, NPD predicts, tablets will outpace notebooks 3-to-1.
TAGGED: PC, Tablets