Forrester came up with the revised U.S. sales forecast of tablets on Tuesday. According to them, tablet sales are expected to reach 195 million between 2010 and 2015. Maximum of them are expected to be Apple tablets.
The estimation of Forrester is considerably conservative compared to the projections made by other research firms. eMarketer expects a sale of 81.3 million tablets in 2012 alone which was only 15.7 million this year. According to Gartner, 19.5 million tablets were purchased this year and that the sales of the product will step-up to 54.8 million in 2011. They also forecast a staggering sale of 208 million tablets by 2014.
Nevertheless, the figures from Forrester are impressive. The firm estimates the tablet sale of 10.3 million in 2010 and predicts it to be 44 million in 2015. That means tablets will soon eclipse the laptop sales by around 5 million units. The sales of laptops will continue to increase. The figures are expected to grow from 26.4 million of 2010 to 38.9 million in 2015. On the other hand, the desktop PC sales will decay to 18.2 million in 2015 from 20.5 million in 2010.
Though surprising, but Forrester predicts that netbook sales will continue to grow tardily from 10.3 million of 2010 to 14.2 million in 2015. According to the reports, Forrester notes “continued demand for low-priced notebooks.”