The PC is not dead: it's about usage not units
TMT Technology Predictions 2013
Deloitte predicts that in 2013, more than 80 percent of Internet traffic measured in bits will continue to come from traditional desktop and laptop personal computers. In addition, more than 70 percent of the hours we spend on computing devices (PCs, smartphones and tablets) will be on a PC.
A note from the authors
There will likely be almost 1.6 billion PCs in use in 2013, up from 1.4 billion in 20104 . The installed base of tablets will be about a quarter of a billion in 2013, and the base of smartphones whose data capability is used on a regular basis will be more than 1.5 billion
Why has the PC endured and why is it continuing to endure? The simple reason is that although PCs, tablets and smartphones all have processors, memory, storage, connectivity and user interfaces, each form factor has a unique mix of these attributes that makes it better suited to certain tasks.
Have smartphones and tablets taken over, and is it the end of the PC? Listen in as TMT Predictions 2013 co-authors discuss this technology sector prediction for 2013.
Duncan Stewart, Director of TMT Research, Deloitte Canada, and co-author of TMT Predictions.
Paul Lee, Head of Global TMT Research, co-author of TMT Predictions.
Stephen Heasley, Global Online Communications, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited