According to a new report from ABI Research, a transformative technology innovation market intelligence firm, claims that, contrary to popular belief, the personal computer platform is an evolving one, not a dying one.
During 2015, 163 million notebook PCs were shipped globally. The majority of those shipments were laptops, which made up about 80 percent of the category. And ABI Research’s data suggests that, despite the “floating myth” that PCs are a dying breed, the market is still going strong and “shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
"Industry experts greatly exaggerated the death of the PC," Jeff Orr, Research Director at ABI Research, said in a statement. "The platform is continuing to evolve its designs to provide flexibility for productivity purposes, while also adapting its shape to support tablet-like, touch applications. Chromebooks and ultraportable PCs will continue to drive the most growth within the notebook PC market."