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PCs Dead In The Channel: Myth Or Fact?


The future of personal computers is quite unpredictable as everyone now have switched to portable devices, mainly smartphones and laptops. However, many people still prefer PCs over laptops and mobile phones.


Certain tasks remain convenient even today, when done on a personal computer. In 2015, there has been a decline of 300 million units of PC sales for the very first time ever since 2009. There was a decline in sales of tablets as well since the smartphones seem to have reached its zenith in the market.




As stated by various external sources, it is only Apple which has managed to continue with the up-trend in the last three months in general, while both Apple and Lenovo have had a growth rate in the US. All the other companies have only seen a decline.


In 2011, analysts had forecasted that by the end of 2015, we would witness a surge in the number of global PC sales by a total of 500 million units. That clearly doesn’t seem to be the case here. Though it seems like something isn’t working out for the PC market, there is still evidence to prove that it isn’t the case in reality.



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PC sales have increased at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8 percent in the last four years and even as of now, sales in schools continue to be thriving due to the smart class practice (upgrade & sell old desktops) being adopted by many. It is only via the channels that PC sales still haven’t totally sunk, but trying to come up to the level.


A fine line has to be distinguished between consumer sales & commercial sales and that is how the sales can be measured in exact numbers. It seems though consumer sales might have declined, sales for the channel are positive. PCs indeed are the start process of almost everything in the world of technology and there is yet a lot to witness in future as far as PCs are concerned.


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