Monday, February 20th 2012

Global Tablet PC Shipments Down 30%

Shipments of tablet PCs is bound to go down by 30% in Q1 2012, according to market research carried out by DigiTimes. The various vendors will ship 14.97 million tablet PCs in the first quarter of 2012, dropping 30.6% on quarter but rising 77.6% on year. This figure can be broken down to 11 million iPad 2 and iPad 3 units, and some 3.97 tablets comprising of various other models than iPads. Shipments of these non-iPad tablets will decrease by 50.8% on quarter and include 1.5 million Kindle Fires and 300,000 Nook Tablets, DigiTimes Research said.

Of all the tablets shipped in Q1 2012, 26.3% will run Android, and 13.3% will be running Texas Intruments' processors, the research said. Taiwan-based ODMs alone will comprise a huge 90.25% of all tablet shipments in Q1, of which Foxconn will account for 83%, followed by Quanta Computer with 9.6%, DigiTimes Research indicated.

Source: DigiTimes
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17 Comments on Global Tablet PC Shipments Down 30%

#2
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
well I guess the whole pad craze is slowing down.

I still think they are cool though, but i wouldnt buy one as i have an 11.6" laptop.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: jmcslob
iPad 3?
Yeah, it will be out soon. Quad core CPU and 2048x1536 display.
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#4
jmcslob
by: btarunr
Yeah, it will be out soon. Quad core CPU and 2048x1536 display.
and a retina scanner, so goes the rumor which is a kickass security feature
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#5
entropy13
But but but but tablets are going to replace PCs and notebooks!!! There are still a lot of PCs and notebooks to replace!!!
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: jmcslob
and a retina scanner, so goes the rumor which is a kickass security feature
You probably confused "retina display" for that, which is exactly the 2048x1536 pixel display.
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#7
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
by: btarunr
You probably confused "retina display" for that, which is exactly the 2048x1536 pixel display.
exactly :)
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#8
Depth
My old ASUS laptop had a fingerprint scanner. It was cool, I just lovingly stroked it and it would unlock.

Kinda like my girlfriend.
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Q1 is ALWAYS slower for gizmos like tablets because the Christmas rush is over. plus, people are waiting for the amazing ipad 3 to come out.
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#10
OneCool
Is China still trying to stop Apple from shipping there Ipads out of China?
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#11
Riotpump
Personally not purchasing a tablet til Window 8 releases. Then I feel like I can actually do something useful on it.
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#12
Completely Bonkers
by: btarunr
Yeah, it will be out soon. Quad core CPU and 2048x1536 display.
If this is true, then I will be getting one.

It's a poor show by the PC industry that, yet again, it takes Apple to bring technology to market. And in this instance, it is high pixel density to the tablet format.

Finally, a tablet with print quality display. 2048 in the "y" makes an A4 page readable. Now we just need a decent PDF reader and I'm good to go.
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#13
Halk
For clarity... am I reading it correctly that non-Apple pads are looking bleak, but Apple ones are down on last quarter, but still up in general?

That's surprising, I had expected non-Apple ones to ramp up sales, rather than lose out. Perhaps Windows 8 will hammer IOS.
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#16
v12dock
by: btarunr
Yeah, it will be out soon. Quad core CPU and 2048x1536 display.
lolol 2048x1536 on a tablet this will be a hoot
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#17
Wile E
Power User
by: Completely Bonkers
If this is true, then I will be getting one.

It's a poor show by the PC industry that, yet again, it takes Apple to bring technology to market. And in this instance, it is high pixel density to the tablet format.

Finally, a tablet with print quality display. 2048 in the "y" makes an A4 page readable. Now we just need a decent PDF reader and I'm good to go.
Hell, that's more resolution than my 24" monitor. This may be the first iPad I actually consider.
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