Over the years, there has been a huge depreciation in the users of PCs as the tablets and smartphones have taken center stage and become a pivotal scope of all user engagement. Reports have clearly show that there has been a gradual decline in the sales of PCs ever since the smartphones tooks the market by storm. The biggest attribute in the favour of smartphones and tablets has been that they provide an added leverage of mobility and round the clock access to the information.
According to the recent figures , the combined sales of computing devices is set to rise at a rate of 5.9 per cent in 2013. this will be lead by the ever increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets which would see an exponential rise to the tune of more than 66 percent. On the contrary, the PC sales would decline substantially by more than 10 per cent. Overall the world wide sales of devices is set to cross two billion mark units in 2013, but this would not in any way help the cause of PC manufacturers who are desperately looking for other options. There was a huge expectations of PC makers from Windows 8, to revive their sales figures, but all has gone in vain. Many believed that ultrabooks would bring a new hope as it bring feasibility as well as partial mobility along with it.
Volume in PC sales has always been a big issue post 2007 as smartphones started to gain popularity. While the desktop PC sales were marked at 305 million units, tablets shipments rose to 202 million and smartphone sales exceeded everyone with a staggering 1.8 billion units.
The consumer preferences is changing the time, as end users main priority has become mobility. Smartphones provide that edge over desktop PCs with round the clock connectivity and real time information sharing. Moreover with mobile cloud coming into picture most of the utilities, applications for desktops are available for smartphones. This has given an added boost as most of the task are performed by the user on the go, without any hassle of being stuck to a fixed location.
Enterprises have also started to encompass on mobility to increase efficiency and increase profit leveraging on real time information exchange. There have been many critics who have defined the doomsday for desktop PCs, stating that futuristic technology would make them redundant. The way the current market scenario is headed, it seems that the future of desktop PCs has a rough road ahead and only an overall transformation would change the introspection.