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AI Enabled PCs to account for 40% of global PC shipments in 2025

A recent announcement from tech analyst firm, Canalys, has predicted up to 48 million AI-capable PCs will ship worldwide this year - around 18% of total PC shipments (1). The total is forecast to jump to 100 million in 2025, accounting for 40% total PCs shipped.

“The wider availability of AI-accelerating silicon in personal computing will be transformative, leading to over 150 million AI-capable PCs shipping through to the end of 2025,” said Ishan Dutt, Principal Analyst at Canalys. 

“PCs with dedicated on-device AI capabilities will enable new and improved user experiences, driving productivity gains and personalizing devices at scale while offering better power efficiency, stronger security and reduced costs associated with running AI workloads. This emerging PC category opens new frontiers for both software developers and hardware vendors to innovate and deliver compelling use cases to customers across consumer, commercial and education scenarios.” 

AI PCs will in most cases carry NPUs (Neural Processing Units), CPUs (Central Processing Unit) and GPUs (Graphic Processing Unit) to facilitate multiple AI powered applications, and accelerate productivity and efficiency levels for the user. With the advanced technology incorporated into AI PCs, it will also be easier to retain more data locally rather than in the cloud. 

Intel recently shared Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs which includes the need for a 1 click access button to give users instant access to Co-Pilot and AI applications. 2024 looks set to be a big year for AI PC with a steady stream of product announcements by the major brands anticipated, and Intel’s objective to bring the AI PC to electric vehicles an indicator of things to come (2).



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