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Canalys: Worldwide PC shipments soared in 2021 to 341 million units


It would be easy to think PC sales dropped worldwide last year amid chip shortages, but that conventional thinking would be wrong. As it turns out, Canalys reports that PC shipments grew 15% year over year in 2021 and were up 27% over 2019, with a whopping 341 million units sold.
While the fourth-quarter numbers were up just 1% over the previous year, 2021 was still the best year since 2012, according to the firm.
As Canalys senior analyst Ishan Dutt pointed out, PCs had a great year in spite of chip supply issues, and he sees PCs as firmly entrenched as part of our work an …

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