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Desktop PC market in the UK - statistics & facts

A desktop personal computer (PC) is a computer designed for regular use at a single location on or near a desk or table. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, these devices became key tools for work, study, and entertainment. However, the last decade has seen smaller, portable devices like the laptop rise in popularity. Desktop PCs form part of the wider PC market which, in the UK, is performing positively in terms of sales. In 2021, the PC market in the UK was valued at 10.7 billion U.S. dollars, with desktop PCs in the UK generating 1.7 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.

Desktop PC market

The PCs segment in the UK showed a revenue growth of 10.4 percent in 2021, with desktop PCs experiencing a growth of 10.6 percent. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led to a surge in the number of people working or learning from home, as well as people looking for methods of entertaining during periods of lockdown, with gaming PCs a popular option. A desktop PC may be the preferred solution for many PC gamers due to its ability to house a more powerful processor and graphics card which in turn enables the system to run more demanding games.

Desktop PC consumption

In terms of pricing, desktop PCs between 300 and 499 British pounds are among the most popular, although an estimated 3.5 million people spent 1,000 British pounds or more on their last desktop PC. Dell, HP Inc., and Apple all rank highly as desktop PC brands that are commonly found within UK households. As a result, Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s OS X dominate the desktop operating system market in the UK.

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