Demand for tablets rise in Q3


December 17, 2014 | By RetailME Bureau

Consumer demand for tablet PCs in the third quarter in the UAE continues to witness a surge, recording 19.4% growth, amid a fall in computer sales. Consumers bought 474,179 tablets, while the commercial sector bought only 20,184 units during the quarter.

“There is a lot of aggression from the vendors’ side. Tablets are bundled as buy one get one free as well as with other products, especially during Gitex Shopper, and there is a big shift from PCs to tablets. Plus the refreshment cycle of tablets are faster than PCs,” observes Fouad R Charakla, research manager for personal computing, systems and infrastructure solutions at IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.

A big education deal, which happened in the quarter, also boosted sales. Charakla added that low-cost manufacturers are seeing a surge in sales and eating into branded vendors’ market share.

Comments

comments

Previous Article Next Article

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE /



UAE-based Etisalat Group has signed an agreement with elGrocer, a leading online 

Continue Reading

November 18, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Amazon.ae announced that the 11.11 sale is back once again this year 

Continue Reading

November 8, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society’s COOP City store is now open in Lake 

Continue Reading

November 3, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Union Coop, a consumer cooperative in the UAE, revealed that 78% of 

Continue Reading

August 24, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

Union Coop has opened its 23rd branch within the UAE in Jumeirah 

Continue Reading

August 2, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

Nando’s has revealed their revamped Sheikh Zayed Road outlet where newcomers and 

Continue Reading

July 8, 2021 | By Jibran Chouguley

UAE-based Al Maya Group announced that it will be boosting import of 

Continue Reading

June 24, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based grocery retail chain, Grandiose has opened its first hypermarket in Abu 

Continue Reading

June 2, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand 

Continue Reading

March 31, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the 

Continue Reading

March 9, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Almarai, Carrefour, Emirates have the most loyal customers

UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels 

Continue Reading

February 22, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th 

Continue Reading

February 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau




Download Images RetailME Magazine