Laptops: the lowdown before buying

Pandemic has reversed the phone-first trend as demand for laptops grows

It’s almost time to get back to school and college, which means you might be considering investing in a new laptop.

Despite predictions of their demise when tablets came on the scene, the laptop is still clinging to a sizeable market. Figures from research company IDC showed the computer market in general saw increases in the first quarter of the year, with desktops, notebooks, and workstations growing almost 56 per cent year on year, with a total of 84.3 million shipped. Out of that total, 63.2 million were notebooks.

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