Shipments of PCs to the US in the second quarter of the year grew by 17% year-on-year, with 36.8 million units being shipped, according to the technology analyst firm Canalys.
The number of devices in use globally will total 6.2 billion in 2021, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that this includes PCs (laptops and desk-based), tablets and mobile phones.
New Zealand has experienced its strongest year of PC shipments in 2020, with the technology analyst firm IDC putting it down to demand for devices to be used in education and switching from desktops to notebooks. But the company predicted that 2021 shipments would drop by 5.5%.
The Australian PC market — desktops, notebooks and workstations — grew by 11.8% year-on-year in 2020 to reach a total of 4.87 million units, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that this trend will reverse in 2021 with a fall of 4.4%.
New analysis suggests "remote working and distance learning amid an ongoing pandemic" is seeing continued increasing global demand for PCs. After a sharp fall in the first quarter of 2020, global PC shipments have grown by the end of the last year, however, not all market segments have performed the same amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Shipments of traditional PCs — notebooks, desktops and workstations — in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will come to 82.7 million units this year, a 12.7% increase year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that with the effect of the pandemic not expected to lessen in any way, the demand for devices that could be used for working from home would be strong through 2020 and into the first half of 2021.
The Australian PC market — desktops, notebooks and workstations — grew by 35.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 with a total of 1.422 million units shipped, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Corporate buyers are increasingly taking AMD-powered systems into consideration, the company's regional managing director has told iTWire.
The global PC market, inclusive of desktops, notebooks and workstations, grew 4.7% in the third quarter of this year to 79.9 million units, recording the best growth performance since the first quarter, according to a new analyst report.
Australia Post is using an intelligence solutions platform from Snow Software to optimise IT operations, gain insight into its technology ecosystem and manage application sprawl.
Global shipments of gaming desktops and notebooks fell by 6.2% in the first quarter of 2019, with 7.5 million units shipped, the analyst firm IDC says, putting this drop down to inventory issues.
Australian and New Zealand consumers still prefer making purchases via desktop despite browser traffic continuing to move towards smartphones, according to a new report.
Content platform provider OVO Mobile has inked a deal with Water Polo Australia to broadcast live and exclusive coverage — on mobile devices — of the National Water Polo League and other major water polo tournaments in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, under public scrutiny for his iPad Pro as a PC replacement remarks, has done a fair bit of defensive back tracking and side-stepping recently. One could be forgiven for thinking Cook’s latest outburst against the Microsoft Surface Book and his attempt to differentiate between Macs and PCs when talking about the iPad Pro as a replacement seem to indicate the boss is confused.
The New Zealand PC market has cooled in the first part of this year after strong growth in computer sales in 2014.
Lenovo says it is expanding its retail footprint in Australia through a limited distribution strategy with today’s launch of a new partnership with Officeworks.
There’s been a global explosion in the number of consumers purchasing tickets online for public transport or events using their mobile phones, tablets and PCs, with online ticket sales predicted to double over the next four years.
NEC has secured a multi-year, multi-million dollar computing contract with the Northern Territory Government to provide on-site and remote support for 20,000 desktop, laptop and mobile device end users across the territory.
Australia’s e-tail king, Kogan, has shared stats on the battle of the sexes and their preferred smartphone/tablet operating systems, with Microsoft phone users left looking through the window.
The national science hub RiAus has launched what it says is Australia’s first dedicated science TV channel, with the help of digital media solutions company Hostworks.
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