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The prognosticators at analyst company the IDC do not currently see a bright future for traditional PCs and notebooks. In their Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, they predict the PC market will decline 1.8% over the next 4 years, from 408.3 million units in 2018 to 386.2 million devices in 2022. The one bright spark, however, is the detachable market, which they expect to grow 9.8% over the same period, from 23.9 million devices in 2018 to 35.0 million devices in 2022. “Overall the challenges for traditional PCs and tablets remain the same as in past years,” said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. “However, we continue to see pockets of opportunity and growth when you peel back the onion. With notebook PC's, it’s clear that marketing and development resources are being poured into premium/gaming, convertibles, and thin and light devices. All OEMs, some of which are new to space, seem to be laser-focused on these areas. Detachable tablets are another area that has seen growth, however, it currently feels like the trends around notebook growth opportunities have overshadowed detachable developments.” Learn more at OUR FORUM.