Global shipments of personal computers continue to fall through 2015




Continued global shipments of personal computers to fall, and with the growing consumer demand for tablets and smartphones, which many find it sufficient for them to perform some basic functions, such as web browsing, messaging, and social networking.

According to each of the two market research “IDC” IDC and “Gartner” Gartner, consumer interest was personal with computers very weak, global shipments to drop them to their lowest levels since 2008.

Observers believe that, in addition to the fact that the use of portable devices suitable for many consumers, there is a group of the hardware options, such as touch screens, and the possibility of separating the keyboard in some tablet computers, played a role in the decline in PC shipments. Moreover, wearable devices, such as smart watches, fitness tracking devices, the advance option among consumers through campaigns during the holiday shopping season.

She said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, in a statement, “were not notebooks on the list of gifts during the holiday.” She added, “At the same time, consumer interest shift towards other consumer electronic devices such as televisions and wearable devices.”

In two separate reports issued on Tuesday, Gartner estimated the decline in global personal computer shipments by about 8.3% in the fourth quarter compared to the same period of 2014 to fall to 75.7 million units, while the company “IDC” reported that the decline in shipments was up 10.6% to 71.9 million units during the same period.

Despite the general weakness, managed company Apple from selling more personal Hawwasabha expensive, to increase its share of the market and of 7.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015, and 7.5% in the entire year, according to the “IDC”, which also reported that shipments Apple of personal computers during this period rose by 3% to 5.7 million units.

Said Jay Chou, research director at the “IDC” The success of the MacBook devices iMac from Apple shows that there is still “a strong demand for innovative systems, which are expensive and provide the user experience.”

It also shows the reports that the company Lenovo Chinese managed to make their way in the United States, in spite of the dominance of the two HP and Dell Americas on the market there, as the company was able to, which is the largest manufacturer of personal computers in the world, to increase shipments to the United States increased by 21% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, to reach 2.1 million units, according to Gartner.


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