Personal computers were supposed to be dead 10 years ago, but they have just experienced their biggest growth in a decade.
And theReported Market research firm Canalys estimates PC shipments reached 297 million units in 2020, an increase of 11 percent from 2019.
And theEstimated Market research firm IDC reports that PC shipments have arrived 302 million shipments in 2020, an increase of 13.1 percent year-on-year.
And theagree Market research firm Gartner also notes that 2020 has been a big year for computers and has seen the most growth since 2010.
Personal computer shipments increased thanks to the demand associated with the ongoing Corona virus epidemic, Supply constraints made it difficult to purchase a new laptop in the middle of the year, and demand continued throughout 2020.
IDC said: Demand is pushing the PC market forward, and all indications are that this rise still has a way to go, and while work at home and distance learning have been major drivers, people are also turning to personal computers and laptops for entertainment.
She added: The clear drivers of last year’s growth centered around work from home and the needs of distance learning, but the strength of the consumer market should not be overlooked. .
Throughout 2020, there were other signs of a rise in computer shipments, as Microsoft announced the return of the personal computer at the beginning of the epidemic, and the company also witnessed a big jump in the use of Windows after reporting one billion users of Windows 10.
Microsoft has also revised its Windows 10X plans as a result of the epidemic and increasing demand for PCs.
Windows 10X was originally supposed to run on dual-screen devices, but the company now plans to release it for single-screen laptops.
Computers have played a central role in how companies can quickly switch to digital technologies or allow workers to continue working remotely in 2020.
Canalys says: The digital transformation the world has made over the past year is unparalleled, and computers have been at the heart of this change, and it is extremely difficult to write off these devices as some of us did a few years ago, as computers are here to stay.
“We spoke for a long time that there is no such thing as a post-personal computer era, and 2020 proved just how valuable laptops and desktops are.
Canalys and IDC agree that Lenovo was the biggest selling company in PCs in 2020, followed by HP in second place and Dell in third place, and Apple also saw impressive growth with shipments rising 17 percent, according to Canalys data. , Or as much as 29 percent, based on IDC estimates.