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Tablets To Beat PCs Within Two Years

Tablet shipments will surpass laptops this year and are forecast to outpace the combined PC market by 2015, per research firm IDC. The firm predicts a 58.7% rise in shipments this year compared with 2012. Tablet shipments will reach 229.3 million worldwide, vs. 144.5 million last year. The migration to tablets is a continuation of an "operating system shift" away from traditional desktop PCs to first Apple's iOS (on iPad and iPhone) and now Android devices such as Samsung and HTC, says Charles King, principal analyst at market researcher Pund-IT.

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