Consumers keep taking the tablets

Research by GfK shows that sales of tablet computers grew by 267% in 2012. More media tablets were sold in December 2012 than notebook computers in the whole of Q4 2012, driven by substantial price falls. Sales of protective cases also grew substantially.

GfK account manager Robyn Tovey said: “It seems likely media tablet sales will continue to grow in 2013 as the availability of lower priced devices has made buying a tablet a more viable purchase for many consumers. Likewise, tablet cases could be expected to be the key selling product of the luggage market this year.”