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Intel ships record number of laptop CPUs thanks to rising mobile PC demand

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Intel is selling more laptop CPUs than ever, thanks to increased demand in the mobile PC market driven by the boom in the pandemic-era at-home workforce and distance learning needs.

In an earnings call this week, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said: “The PC ecosystem, in particular, is experiencing a resurgence. This remote work and learning dynamics of COVID led to more PC shipments in 2020 than at any point since 2012, and that’s continuing. 2021 is shaping up to be the largest PC market ever. In fact, we shipped more notebook CPUs in Q1 than in any other quarter in our history.”