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Even though many expect desktops and notebooks to massively lose market share to tablets and other emerging form-factors for computing devices, it looks like people will continue to use personal computers in the coming years. According to In-Stat, notebooks alone will account for 52% of computing devices in 2014.

Despite turbulent economic conditions, mobile computing continues to see surging demand resulting from sleeker designs, new form factors, and pent-up business demand.  Mobile computing devices, including tablets, netbooks, smartbooks and notebook PCs will grow at a 19.1% CAGR through 2014 and account for over 400 million units.

“While there will be a battle for the lower-end Internet-centric devices like tablets and netbooks, notebooks will continue to be the overall demand driver as consumers focus on lighter and lower-cost PCs and businesses continue to transition to mainstream and high-performance mobile platforms. In addition, demand for mobile computing is coming from both developing and industrialized regions," said Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat.

According to the market tracking form, tablets will record the highest CAGR of 123.6% through 2014. Still notebook shipments will remain very high and will reach 291 million units in 2014 and account for 52% of the computing market. Asia Pacific will lead all regions in growth, surpassing 36% of the total market in 2014.

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