According to a forecast from Gartner analysts worldwide sale numbers of traditional PCs will decrease by 7% in 2014 in comparison to 2013. In numbers: instead of 300 million sold PCs only 277 pieces are expected. However, if Ultraportables (such as Ultrabooks) are included, the number still reaches 316 million pieces.
A still high increase is expected with tablets. Tablet sale numbers shall increase by 46%, mobile phone (including smart phones) sale numbers shall increase only by 4%. Especially Android device sale numbers shall increase by 25% – in total 1.1 billion devices are expected to be sold in 2014 by Gartner. Also PCs with Microsoft Windows will increase by 10%, computers with iOS / OS X shall increase by even 30%. Chrome devices shall be doubled, however, the total number remains with 5 million considerably low.