Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK computer and gaming market has changed considerably over the past decade. Constant advances in technology and declines in prices have made computers more affordable. Such technology has also given consumers access to the latest programs and applications via a range of new devices that have changed the way consumers use and integrate computers into their everyday work and lifestyle. It is now tablets, rather than desktop PCs, that are the fastest-growing product segment.
Computer and gaming product retailers sell a broad range of products, including desktops, laptops, tablet computers and computer software. Retailers may also sell gaming consoles, video games and accessories... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Desktop computers are estimated to account for 3.7% of industry revenue. Sales of desktop computers have declined rapidly due to the improvements in laptops and, more recently, netbooks and tablet computers, which are all more portable. As people increasingly use their personal computers for work, flexibility and portability are becoming more important.
Laptops are the preferred type of computer for UK consumers and are estimated to generate 22.8% of industry revenue. The laptop segment accounts for approximately half of all computer hardware sales in retail stores. The segment has grown in recent years due to the shift in consumer preference to portability and the rapid rise in netbooks and mini PCs... purchase to read more