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Tablet PC market in the UK - statistics & facts

A tablet personal computer (PC) commonly refers to a mobile device with a mobile operating system (OS) and touchscreen display. Following its launch in 2010, Apple's iPad dramatically changed the global tablet market in terms of technology and consumer expectations, with Apple’s product being the first tablet to achieve significant success amongst consumers. Tablets sit within the wider PC market, a market which in the UK is performing positively in terms of sales. The PC market is expected to grow annually by 2.2 percent (CAGR 2020-2025) in the UK, reaching 8.48 billion U.S. dollars in 2025, with tablets expected to account for 1.87 billion U.S. dollars.

Tablet market

The PC market in the UK is expected to show a revenue growth of 7.8 percent in 2021, although tablets are forecast to experience a slight decline of 1.3 percent - a contrast to laptops and desktop PCs which are both set to observe revenue growth. Tablet penetration in the UK is set to reflect this, remaining at a constant in and around 44 percent through until 2025, with the number of tablet users in the country also set to hover around the 30 million mark.

Tablet vendors

In terms of tablet device vendors across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Apple and Samsung lead the way. This trend is also evident in the UK, with these firms accounting for around 80 percent of the total tablet market in the country. In 2019, an estimated 13.69 million people in Great Britain owned an iPad. However, this marked the first decrease in users after the number had been steadily increasing since 2013.

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Tablet PC market in the UK

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