Laptops are the favorite of the majority of the public, although they cannot be extended, they have the advantage of having all the equipment integrated as standard, they take up little space and can be taken anywhere . But within laptops, there are several different ranges and their market is experiencing a major turning point in terms of consumption habits.
Laptop sales have skyrocketed
The consulting firm Strategy Analytics has compiled the information of the main publishers of laptops both in the first quarter of 2020, where we remember that we had not yet entered a pandemic, with those of the first quarter of this year 2021 .
According to this information, the sale of laptops almost doubled year over year in most casesDell being the one that has made the least progress because of its policy of selling to large offices. Which were closed last year. The rest, on the other hand, grew by more than 80%.
Such has been the increase in demand that has plagued production lines, with brands like Lenovo claiming they can barely meet demand and their warehouse stock is increasingly empty. Let us not forget that the different factories depend not only on the volume of basic components available but also on their level of production, which always has a limit.
The pandemic has led not only to telecommuting, but also to distance education. Where the majority of students of all levels needed to acquire a cheap computer within the limits of their economic means. This is why sales of Chromebooks have increased their sales much more than laptops based on other operating systems.
As laptops with the Windows operating system have grown your sales from 73% to 79.6%, what does that suppose an increase of almost 10%, The Chromebooks went from 11.7% to 17.7%
Laptops with ARM processors are on the rise?
One of the advantages of ARM-based SoCs is the fact that they cost a lot less than x86. This allows the creation of laptops with hardware for Post PC devices such as tablets and smartphones.
As the market for computers with ARM processors grows, there are more and more reasons for software developers to create programs compatible with ARM processors, and for hardware manufacturers to launch more and more ARM laptops from. of their production lines. Either way, the computerization of education will change consumption habits in the years to come.