The market for traditional PCs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa grew by 44.1% in the first quarter of 2021, with sales of 23.9 million unites, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that the three months were again affected by COVID-19, leading to consumer (65.7%) and commercial (30.1%) growth.
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.
Global PC shipments in the third quarter of 2020 increased by 3.6%, totalling 7.14 million units, according to preliminary results released by the technology research firm Gartner.
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