As is the case in the rest of the world, tablets are becoming much more affordable in China. Gartner reckons that the average price of media tablets in the country will drop from US$262 in 2011 to US$176 in 2016. This price drop will make tablets a much more viable purchase than laptops, ultrabooks and netbooks. According to Gartner, tablet shipments will reach 57-million units in China in 2016, nearly matching mobile PCs at 58-million units.
The adoption of media tablets is not limited to the consumer market. There is increasing media tablet demand in industries such as hospitality, insurance, finance, retail transportation, and education.
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