The Register reports the majority of computers sold in Europe now use a solid state disk instead of a hard disk drive as the primary storage option. About 93.3 percent of new laptops sold across West Europe featured a SSD in 2019. For regular desktops the figure is 82 percent.
"The sharp fall in price per gigabyte observed in 2019 is the main driver of accelerating SSD adoption as it enables vendors to sell SSD configurations at competitive prices," said Gurvan Meyer, business enterprise analyst at Context.
Context believes that by the end of this year, there will be no new laptops on the market that still use HDDs. The same is expected for desktops in 2021:
Context said that based on this trend, it is "pretty safe" to say that by the close of the year, "no new laptop sold in Western Europe will have HDDs as the primary storage component – and there's not much doubt the desktop segment will follow closely in 2021."