Analyst: Laptop, tablet ownership 1.5bn units

The connected computing market – including all forms of laptops and tablets – is showing surprising resilience, according to Strategy Analytics’ research.

The connected computing market – including all forms of laptops and tablets – is showing surprising resilience, according to Strategy Analytics’ research. Despite global shipments falling 4 per cent year-over-year, the installed base is at a massive 1.5 billion units and household penetration is at 30 per cent, which is the measure of how many households have at least one connected computing device. This rate is in the 60 per cent to 70 per cent range in many developed markets. The company projects that consumers are paring down the number of multiple computing devices they own, replacing their computing devices less regularly, holding on to them for much longer, and spending less when they finally do replace them, putting pressure on device vendor revenues.

Source: Analyst: Laptop, tablet ownership 1.5bn units

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