PC Shipments in a Locked-Down World Soared in 2020

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PCs were suddenly hot in 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to work and learn at home, sales of desktop, notebook, and workstation computers soared over 13% last year, with fourth-quarter sales rocketing 26%.

International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday that the last time computers saw such double-digit gains was over a decade ago when the PC market jumped 13.7% in 2010. Since then, it has been a long, downward slog that included six years of declines and one year of flat growth.

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