In the emerging markets, consumers who do not own personal computers tend to buy tablets. Those traditional personal computer manufacturers such as HP and Dell will face with great challenges in the near future because the products designed by those well-known companies like SONY and Apple attract consumers' eyes, therefore the traditional manufactures must strive to develop new products, actively change development strategy to cope with the future challenges.”
Besides, Gartner adds that: “due to the rapid rise of the low cost tablet PC, we forecast that the average price of tablet PC will be reduced from 2012 to 2016 which will be a big shock to the tablet PC market and the most surprising is: tablet PC market transfers so quick while the personal computer market declines so swift. In Europe and North America market, consumers who own the personal computers for a long time would rather buy a tablet pc than a new personal computer or directly change the personal computer to IPAD.
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