Market researchers: PC market continues to shrink




Figures from market researchers Gartner and IDC indicates that the PC market shrank again in the second quarter. According to IDC, Apple is the only manufacturer that grew; the rest of the PC manufacturers gave sharply. Manufacturers would have symptoms of the “Windows XP effect ‘.

Apple in the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC sold 5.1 million PCs, 16.1 percent more than a year earlier. Gartner, Apple has not in the top five and treasure the supplies so in under 4.55 million. The possible growth of Apple is therefore directly though the good news is reporting on the PC market: the rest fell sell. Especially Acer yielded significantly fewer PCs: as much as a quarter. That appears to figures research firm IDC has put online. Also, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer and Asus sold fewer PCs.

In total, the number fell According to IDC, PC sales by 11.8 percent to 66.1 million. According to the competitive market researcher Gartner, the PC market declined by 9.5 percent to 68.4 million. Gartner also posted losses on all fronts: from 20.2 percent loss for Acer to 4.9 percent loss for Dell.

Lenovo continues as both market researchers relatively the largest PC seller, although HP plant at the heels. Apple, according to IDC at this time the fourth PC manufacturer, even though the distance to Asus and Acer is not too large.

It’s bad for years with the PC market. The market analysts IDC and Gartner expect that with the release of Windows 10 still what can attract; possible await potential buyers of PCs until the new version of Windows until they buy a new PC. Incidentally, Windows 7 and 8 users can also upgrade to Windows 10.

Furthermore, the PC market would suffer from the “Windows XP effect ‘; last year traded companies Windows XP systems to newer equivalents contemplates Gartner, but now have been largely replaced those systems and lower deliveries so again.

The estimates from IDC and Gartner anticipate the quarterly figures from the various manufacturers. Some manufacturers while also disclose how many PCs they have done exactly. The figures from the research indicate been a good picture of the trends in PC sales before manufacturers disclose quarterly figures.

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