Laptop penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2021
Laptops penetration highest among 35-54 year olds
Laptop penetration rates are above 50 percent across each of the main age groups, and highest among those aged 35-54 years. The difference in penetration rate is however quite small across the four younger demographics, reflecting the appeal of laptops for students and professionals alike.
According to the most recently available figures from the United Kingdom (UK) Office for National Statistics (ONS), the sales value of laptops, notebooks and palm-top organizers reached 58.79 billion British pounds in 2017. In that same year, 46 percent of respondents to a Statista survey reported buying a laptop every 3-5 years.
Worldwide, total laptop sales are expected to reach 171 million units in 2023, up from 166 million units in 2019. Desktop sales are expected to contract, from 88.4 million units in 2019, to 79.5 million units by 2023.