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Drop in Desktop PC sales linked to increase in Tablet users

It has been reported that there’s been a 10 per cent year-on-year slump in desktop PC sales to business users during the first two months … Continue reading Drop in Desktop PC sales linked to increase in Tablet users


It has been reported that there’s been a 10 per cent year-on-year slump in desktop PC sales to business users during the first two months of Q3.

A Market Watcher, Context tracked sales of desktop PCs through distribution across Western Europe and blamed the decline on the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets.

Sales of the devices were down by more than 20 per cent in Switzerland and Finland, while the UK, Germany and France suffered single digit declines.

UK PC sales, in particular, were down 3.4 per cent on the same period last year, but were reportedly buoyed by a series of large-scale enterprise purchases towards the end of Q3.

A PC market analyst said desktop PCs are falling out of favour with business users that want to take advantage of mobile working.

According to research, Notebooks now have the same power as most desktop [PCs] while other portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets, continue to offer enterprise users more personalised features via app eco-systems.

Despite the lacklustre performance of the desktop PC market, it was predicted by a market analyst that all-in-one devices will become more popular with business users as time goes on.