Global desktop PC shipments from 2010 to 2022 (in millions)

Desktop PCs global shipments forecast 2010-2022 Here you can see desktop PC shipments worldwide from 2010 to 2017, and a forecast for expected shipments in 2018 and 2022. In 2018, global desktop PC shipments were expected to reach 95.4 million units. Possibly 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 sunk steadily since 2012 are expected to decline into the future. 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 to 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.

When looking at a forecast for shipments of tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, shipments of desktop PCs and even of laptops look meek when compared to expected results for tablets.
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Unit shipments in millions
2010157
2011155
2012148.3
2013136.7
2014133.9
2015113.2
2016103.3
201797.8
2018*95.4
2022*86.6
Unit shipments in millions
2010157
2011155
2012148.3
2013136.7
2014133.9
2015113.2
2016103.3
201797.8
2018*95.4
2022*86.6
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Here you can see desktop PC shipments worldwide from 2010 to 2017, and a forecast for expected shipments in 2018 and 2022. In 2018, global desktop PC shipments were expected to reach 95.4 million units. Possibly 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 sunk steadily since 2012 are expected to decline into the future. 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 to 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.

When looking at a forecast for shipments of tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, shipments of desktop PCs and even of laptops look meek when compared to expected results for tablets.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2010 to 2018
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* Forecast

Figures for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022 were reported by the source to include both desktops and datacenter workstations.

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