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Coronavirus pandemic should drop sales of smartphones, PCs and notebooks by 14% this year

Despite the drop in sales due to the pandemic, the home office can save the notebook, tablet and chromebook sectors worldwide

The crisis caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) should bring down sales of smartphones, tablets and PCs in the world. A study by the research and consulting firm Gartner reveals that global sales of these items are expected to drop 13.6%, totaling almost 2 billion units. Despite this, the adoption of the home office during the crisis should give vent to the computer market, says the company.

The study also shows that PC sales may fall 10.5% this year, while the tablet, notebook and chromebook segments may experience a slower decline. According to the Senior Research Director at Gartner, Ranjit Atwal, the pandemic caused many workers and students to stay at home and, consequently, there was an increase in the purchase and consumption of notebooks, tablets and chromebooks.

?The predicted decline in the PC market in particular could have been much worse. In addition, education and government operations have also increased their spending on these devices (notebooks, tablets and chromebooks) to facilitate e-learning.

Ranjit Atwal, Senior Director of Research at Gartner.

Notebook (pandemic) With the home office, notebook sector should suffer less brutal drop during the pandemic

Uncertainties about the future require care, so the consumer begins to evaluate his items before purchasing new products. For example, the pandemic is expected to slow smartphone sales in 2020, increasing the life of the device. For this year, the sector may register a drop of 14.6%.

With users increasing the use of their cell phones to communicate (with friends, coworkers and family members during blockades), reduced disposable income will result in fewer consumers updating their phones. As a result, the phone's service life will extend to 2.7 years in 2020.

Ranjit Atwal, Senior Director of Research at Gartner.

Smartphones (pandemic) Pandemic to bring down smartphone sales in 2020

The pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) should make the consumer look for more accessible devices. And, by the way, the Brazilian market received new smartphones for those with a tight budget. Among them, we have the new iPhone SE, The Nokia 2.3 it's the Samsung Galaxy A01. The reduction in sales of 5G handsets was also addressed by Gartner, who pointed out that these devices will represent only 11% of the total smartphones sold.

With the advancement of the home office, consumers who need a good and affordable notebook can find options in our list of best notebooks to buy in 2020, with interesting options like Samsung Flash F30, ASUS X543MA and LG Ultra Slim.

Source: Gartner.