PC shipments decline for sixth consecutive quarter

Apr

13

2016

The global PC shipments fell again in the first quarter of 2016, studies carried out by the two research firms Gartner and IDC. The first office assumes a decline of 9.6 percent, IDC refers to a drop of 11.5 percent.

Tulip Vision line tower The decline in PC shipments in the first quarter of 2016 compared with a year earlier, was 9.6 per cent and it was the sixth consecutive quarter of contraction, calculated Gartner. The amount of delivered systems was less than 65 million and it was the first time since 2007 came deliveries under that number.

The research firm cites the strong dollar and the deteriorating economic situation in Brazil as a reason for the decline, while in emerging markets, the smartphone has replaced the PC as the main tech purchase. End 2016, the transition of the business market for Windows 10 would be a revival can provide, Gartner expects. Companies always wait to switch to a new version of Windows in a while and the teething troubles are gone. Often this is accompanied by the purchase of new systems, but not always.

IDC comes to a total of 60 million PCs delivered in the first three months of 2016. Also, this research mentions South America as a continent where demand was low, along with the US In Europe, Middle East and Asia demand was higher than anticipated. IDC expects the situation to improve in the coming months, as companies and educational institutions start investing again in new PCs and they will use the transition to Windows 10.

Under PCs means the agencies both desktops and laptops, and two-in-one PCs. The numbers of both IDC and Gartner are a rough indication of PC shipments. Both agencies also set quarterly market shares of the manufacturers in a row, but the differences between the two surveys.

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