In 2021, global desktop PC shipments amounted to 88.27 million units, supported strong demand through and post the global pandemic. Due to the widespread uptake of laptops and notebooks, and more recently tablet devices and even smartphones, sales and shipment figures for desktop PCs have typically followed a trend of sinking steadily since 2012. Many experts argue, however, that there will always be a role for the traditional desktop PC, particularly in the workplace.
It has been predicated by many sources that the uptake of tablets amongst enterprise will increase into the future, although it has been forecast that an adoption rate close of 100 percent is still a few years away. This source also estimates that employers will also be slower with regards to offering tablets to their workers, when compared to the rate of employees integrating their own private devices into their work practices.
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IDC. (March 30, 2022). Desktop PC shipments worldwide from 2010 to 2026 (in million units) [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/269044/worldwide-desktop-pc-shipments-forecast/
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