1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 12, 2014 7:24 AM by JasonHoffman

    Mini-desktops are a rare bright spot in a shrinking PC industry


      >>The strongest demand for tiny desktops has come from businesses and it's here where mini-desktops have advantages over all-in-one PCs which do tend to sell better to consumers rather than businesses. End customers are ordering through one of Intels OEMs, 20,000, 40,000, 60,000 units at a time going in to refresh some of their desktops.

      Even if mini-desktop sales grow to 1.5 million units in 2014, that's still just a tiny piece of the market. Gartner's latest numbers suggest that about 268.5 million desktops and laptops were sold in 2013, down about 41 million units from 2012.<<


      I would guess that Intel won't be able to justify increasing support unless the NUC becomes a bigger market factor.