Fuelled by Covid-19 pandemic, worldwide sales of PCs up by 13% in 2020

NUS undergraduate Quek Siying bought a 25-inch Samsung Syncmaster monitor for herself in August 2020. ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN
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SINGAPORE- Stay-at-home activities last year, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, have led to an overall increase in sales of computers and peripheral devices globally, including in Singapore, after a decade of sluggish performance.

Worldwide shipments of PCs - desktops, laptops and high-performance workstations - last year saw a 13.1 per cent growth compared with 2019, with shipments growing from 268 million to 303 million, according to technology research company International Data Corporation (IDC).

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