PRAUGE / LONDON, February 19, 2016 — According to figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), in the last quarter of 2015 over 14 million tablets were shipped to Western Europe as the market volume declined 10.1% YoY. In value terms, however, the decline was only 1.8% YoY, thanks to growing penetration of detachable tablets boosted by an increasing supply of devices with wide-ranging specs catering for the diverse needs of consumers and professionals. In the last quarter of the year, 2.6 million tablets with a detachable keyboard were shipped, up from just over 800,000 units a year ago, accounting now for almost 20% of the overall tablet market. (TZ)
“As the detachable tablets available on the market become more powerful and better suited to business requirements, this form factor has been successfully adopted by professionals and executives as it perfectly addresses their mobility needs and is increasingly seen as a notebook replacement,” said Daniel Goncalves, research analyst, IDC EMEA Personal Computing.
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