Intel: People are buying more but cheaper laptops

Posted on Friday, Oct 23 2020 @ 13:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A brief look at Intel's client computing group sales shows some interesting facts.

Compared with the same period a year ago, client computing group sales rose 1 percent to $9.8 billion even though volume rose 11 percent. Behind this figure is also a big discrepancy between laptop and desktop CPU sales.

Desktop processor sales collapsed 16 percent year-over-year but the average selling price of desktop CPUs remained flat. An interesting observation is that laptop processor revenue rose 16 percent year-over-year but that the average selling price of a laptop processor was 7 percent lower than a year ago.

Basically, people and businesses are buying more laptops but models with cheaper processors.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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