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Microsoft Surface is a hit with business, but outlook for other tablets is bleak

May 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Businesses may be looking for devices to keep staff working from home and families seeking options for home schooling, but tablet sales continue to struggle.

According to data from tech analysts IDC, tablet shipments dropped 9.6% year-on-year to 8.8 million in the first quarter of this year across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The factory shutdown in China due to the coronavirus also brought manufacturing and logistical supply chain problems to the market, so that tablet makers struggled to cope with any increased demand for tablets that did exist.

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