Don’t Write Off the Desktop PC Just Yet

Don’t get ahead of yourself thinking that the desktop PC is gone from your life. Chances are, you’ll still be using one in the office for years to come.

A new study from Spiceworks reveals that 68 percent of businesses still use desktop PCs as their primary computer for their employees. This is leagues ahead of the 29 percent that opt for laptops and the mere one percent using tablets.

Sure, there may be legions of fantastic new laptops and high performing tablets to choose from, but that doesn’t mean the desktop PC has lost its place.

Not only do they tend to stick around longer than company laptops, but the survey found that 70 percent of companies tend to hold on to their desktop PCs for five or more years before they need to be replaced. This is huge compared to the average 2-4 year lifespan of company laptops.

“Many businesses try to squeeze as much value out of their hardware as possible, using budget-friendly tech perhaps longer than they should and only replacing it when performance slows to a crawl or fails,” said Peter Tsai, Senior Technology Analyst at Spiceworks.

The study conducted by Spiceworks surveyed 1,372 tech professionals across North America and Europe.



Sources: ZDNet, Cision, Spiceworks