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PC shipments fell nearly 10 percent in Q2 2015: Gartner

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Jul 2015 14:35 User comments (2)

PC shipments fell nearly 10 percent in Q2 2015: Gartner According to research firm Gartner, global PC shipments totaled 68.4 million in the Q2 2015, a 9.5 percent decline year-over-year (YoY).
For the year, the firm expects an overall decline of 4.4 percent.

Gartner pinpointed three reasons for the decline, and all appear to be more temporary than permanent issues for the market: "The price hike of PCs became more apparent in some regions due to a sharp appreciation of the U.S. dollar against local currencies," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "The price hike could hinder PC demand in these regions. Secondly, the worldwide PC market experienced unusually positive desk-based growth last year due to the end of Windows XP support. After the XP impact was phased out, there have not been any major growth drivers to stimulate a PC refresh. Lastly, the Windows 10 launch scheduled for 3Q15 has created self-regulated inventory control. PC vendors and the channels tried clearing inventory as much as possible before the Windows 10 launch."

Lenovo remained the world's top PC maker, shipping 13.46 million units, good for 19.7 percent share. HP was close behind at 11.92 million units (17.4 percent share) followed by Dell at 9.6 million units (14 percent). The only brig loser for the quarter was Acer, who saw a 20.2 percent drop quarter-over-quarter.

Check out the full chart here (via Gartner):

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2 user comments

112.7.2015 11:54

this still qualifies as news???????????

No surprise and stop informing the gen public of what we already know!

PC sales are slower because there is less need to upgrade your system as frequently as we did years and years ago. We indeed have reached a point of homeostasis where the process/memory/general computing speeds are not increasing to the same degree as way back when.

This is not news and not unexpected. The real news would be "PCs no longer being used".........which will never happen.

214.7.2015 0:35

Originally posted by hearme0:
this still qualifies as news???????????

No surprise and stop informing the gen public of what we already know!

PC sales are slower because there is less need to upgrade your system as frequently as we did years and years ago. We indeed have reached a point of homeostasis where the process/memory/general computing speeds are not increasing to the same degree as way back when.

This is not news and not unexpected. The real news would be "PCs no longer being used".........which will never happen.
Couldn't have said it better myself!

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