When a PC Matic customer scans their computer for the first time, we ask them in what year they bought their computer. Our analysis shows that folks are not replacing their aging PC as in years past.
This chart shows the age range of computers from 2008 to 2016.
The data shows that in 2008 only 33% of PCs were 3 years or older. In 2016, the percentage of 3 years or older PCs has increased to 56%.
Looking at the same data for the average age of home vs. business PCs, both home and business used computers showed a general increase in average age during 2008 – 2013. Since then, however, the average business PC age has somewhat flatten out while the home PC users continue to hold on to their aging systems.