Tablet sales soar 400% in India in 2012 as PC sales flatline

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Tablet sales in India grew to 1.9 million units in 2012-13 from 360,000 the previous year, registering a growth of over 400 percent, the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) has revealed.

Skyrocketing tablet sales have come at the expense of the PC, which saw 11.31 million units sold at a growth of just five percent. As much as 65 percent of the 6.77 million desktop PCs sold last year came from government, PSUs and educational establishments, indicating a consumer shift away from the desktop.

Notebooks, meanwhile, recorded sales of of 4.41 million, growing 10 percent over the previous year.

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