The global PC market will grow 8 percent in 2021, research firm Canalys said in its latest forecasts for PC business.
PC shipment of desktops, notebooks and tablets in 2021 is expected to hit 496.8 million units, with all categories enjoying growth.
Backlogs on device orders from last year are being boosted by demand from workers and students still affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Supply issues will persist throughout this year and be the main restriction on higher growth levels.
“Growth in 2021 is expected to be frontloaded in the first half of the year, with shipments up 54 percent in Q1 and 7 percent in Q2. Chromebooks and tablets will be bright spots for the PC industry, achieving growth of 30 percent and 8 percent respectively,” Canalys Research Director Rushabh Doshi said in the PC business research report.