PC Sales See Biggest Annual Growth Since 2012

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Most HR departments would probably squeeze the budget further than that. PC and software upgrades are the scourge of overhead budgets in most companies.
 

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well when the latest Micro$oft Winblows 10 update basically DISABLES certain internal technologies that older hardware rely on (ex. HPET), people just go buy a new computer because they don't want to deal with the problem, ESPECIALLY when a full OS Reinstall has the same problem after it re-updates to 1803 again...
 

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More or less. Most think this is is probably the peak of the Enterprise upgrade curve. Probably stay high for another year or two as businesses switch from Windows 7 to 10 and then go back down again for another half to full decade.
 


It goes higher up the chain than that in my experience. All the way to the CEO. Corporate leadership bookworm keepers feel that budgeting for workstation upgrades is not worth the bottom line. My previous company for example, EMC (now owned by Dell), held onto Windows XP Pentium IV based workstations from the early '00s through 2011 before finally upgrading. Seriously. A storage/computer company not giving their employees the latest tech. Full retard.

Anyway, consumers will always need power that smart phones and tablets cannot do. I see those devices as more of an accessory than a fully replacement desktop or power laptop useful device. Also, more and more people these days are getting into video editing and other productivity applications which cannot be done on said devices. That and they need bigger display screens to use said apps on. So no, PCs will never die out or be replaced.

This is similar to those who say digital cameras are dying out in demand because smart phones take good photos. Well for the basic point-and-shooter, that may be the case. But a lot of people out there still want a dedicated digital camera for better shots, be it handheld point and shoot or all the way up to SLRs with big zoom lenses.
 

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Yes that is pretty ridiculous. Getting any kind of software or hardware upgrades is like pulling teeth, but it is what it is, companies gotta make money. But not getting the latest tech can be a gigantic pain.
 

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5-6 year upgrade pattern... That sounds like an amazing utopian dream. Most companies seems to go by the method of, "if it's not on fire it works", when it comes to PC upgrades. "You need 10 minutes to boot your desk PC? Then just come into work 10 minutes earlier! Problem solved." :)
 
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The fourth quarter results confirmed again that PCs are no longer popular holiday gift items. This does not mean that PCs will disappear from households," Kitagawa said. "Rather, the PC will become a more specialized, purpose-driven device. PC buyers will look for quality and functionality rather than looking for the lowest price, which will increase PC average selling prices (ASPs) and improve profitability in the long run. However, until this point is reached, the market will have to go through the shrinking phase caused by fewer PC users. I watch this vedeo to an article https://bluestacks.vip/ , https://textnow.vip/ , https://photomath.vip/
 

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It would be nice to see a breakdown of the various types of PCs (traditional laptops, 2-in-1's, traditional business desktops, gaming desktops, etc.)
 
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