The Great PC Renaissance of 2020 (Premium)


A Reuters report claims that component makers won’t be able to fulfill the unexpected pandemic-based demand for PCs until 2022. That’s good news for PC makers and fans of the platform. Assuming that it’s true.

As many readers know, I’ve been tracking quarterly and annual PC sales for many years, and I average the sales estimates provided by Gartner and IDC because these are the two most well-respected analyst firms that cover this market. But this averaged data is, at best, a rough estimate since both companies have their own methodologies and include (or don’t include) certain device types, like Chromebooks.

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