New research finds PC and tablet shipments in the US will gradually fall until 2023

DRG's PC forecast by category. (Source: DRG)
DRG's PC forecast by category. (Source: DRG)
The tech market analyst firm Daniel Research Group has reported that its latest study shows US PC shipments will exhibit an indifferent trend. On the other hand, newer form factors are thought to do better in this new forecast. This trend is thought to be related to the strength of the nation's economy over the next 4 years.
Deirdre O Donnell,

New research on the PC market in the US shows that many of the sectors included (tablets, desktops and mobile devices included) will show a negative or almost flat rate of growth between now and 2023. This is thought to be due to economic factors, in that American GDP is also thought to show a similar, indifferent level of performance.

Accordingly, consumers may be that much more reluctant to update or replace their electronics over the same period. However, it may also be that certain categories of PC may get more popular at the expense of others. For example, conventional desktops are projected to show a compound annual growth rate (or CAGR) of 0.3%, whereas the 2-in-1 form factor may exhibit a CAGR of 8.3%.

Similarly, traditional notebooks may have a CAGR of -0.9% over the next 4 years, whereas convertible analogs may show one of as much as 21%. However, tablets without keyboards are projected to show a CAGR of -4.7% over the same period, whereas smartphones will grow at 1.9%.

The total compound rate until 2023 of all these device categories combined will thus be a paltry 1%. On the other hand, this report makes for more positive reading in terms of consumer demand for more portable or streamlined devices as opposed to traditional bulky computers.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-11 (Update: 2019-12-11)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.