How many times have you been told PC’s are dead? You have seen the stories everywhere, but Strategy Analytics, a research firm says PC sales are far from dying. It says PC sales would jump five percent in 2015.
Tablet sales have slowed down in recent months, a trend which suggests consumers still value productivity and that’s only achievable on a traditional PC.
“Frequent usage” of PCs, which includes mobile and desktop rigs (but excludes tablets), occurs in over 90 percent of all households. That’s despite the fact that “frequent” use of tablets occurs in 32 percent of all households as well.”
Now, Strategy Analytics believes a lot of people will replace their PCs with new ones in 2015. We believe this, partly because Microsoft has withdrawn support for its Windows XP. 2015 could be a great year for upgrades.
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The big one is Windows 10, Microsoft’s new OS which was revealed at an event in San Francisco last month. Windows 10 will have the capacity to greatly impact PC sales; it would be Microsoft biggest OS launch ever, as it comes in a unified format, where it would work seamlessly across various devices and screen sizes.
One major feature is the re-introduction of the Start menu, one of the reasons why Windows 8 suffered a backlash from consumers globally. Microsoft hasn’t said much about what Windows 10 would bring to the industry, but we can expect more details and jaw breaking announcement as we get closer to launch, which should happen sometime next year.