The global personal computing device market is expected to dip at 1.8 percent CAGR through 2022 — despite steady commercial uptake, said IDC.
Shipment of PCDs – desktop, notebooks and workstations and tablets — fell 2.7 percent year over year in 2017.
Traditional PCs will decline at a CAGR of 0.9 percent over the 2017-2022 forecast, with volumes dropping from 259.4 million in 2017 to 248.3 million in 2022.
Commercial device replacements are expected to remain positive, though momentum slows after 2020 as mature markets largely end their transition to Windows 10.
Commercial activity in emerging markets is expected to carry on longer, helping the overall commercial PCD market to achieve a CAGR of 0.7 percent between 2017 to 2022.