Everyone knows that the tablets are affecting sales of traditional computers, leaving the PC market very badly against this new competition. And now a study from analyst firm IDC testifies that, revealing projections for the coming years that give further please the growing tablet category.

As indicated, during the first months of this year 2013 tablet sales will approach 250 million units, while the notebooks will be stuck in the $ 200 million exhibit several years ago. Moreover, from 2013 the combined sales of desktop and notebook PCs will fall to just over 300 million, which will remain even until 2015, the date when they will be achieved by the tablets.

After that, here comes the stranglehold of these laptops, projecting that in 2017 the tablets exceed 400 million shipments for the first months of the year, while notebooks and desktop PCs will remain in the barrier of 300 million.