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IDC shows a smaller 5.6% decline in the global PC market

The latest metrics for the Pc industry are in form research firm Gartner. Gartner shows that the global PC industry declined 6.9% in Q4 2013. That marks the worst decline in the history of the PC market. The upside for the PC industry is that industry analysts think we have reached the bottom.
 
Hitting bottom means that sales and shipments of PCs are expected to level out and hover around the current level. The top computer maker in the industry for Q4 2013 was Lenovo with 18.1% of the market. Lenovo was followed by HP with 16.4% of the PC market. Rounding out the top five were Dell, Acer, and Asus.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
 
Gartner's top chart looks a bit different when you consider the U.S. market alone. HP was the top company in the U.S. with 26.5% of the market followed by Dell with 22.8%. Apple was number three in the US at 13.7% of the market with Lenovo not showing up until fourth place with 9.7% of the U.S. market. Toshiba has the fifth place spot in the U.S. with 7.2% of the market.
 
The numbers for research firm IDC are similar, but show a less significant decline in the overall PC market – 5.6% -- for Q4 2013.
 
IDC lists Lenovo as the top firm in the global PC industry with 18.6% of the market followed by HP with 16.8%. The remainder of the top five include Dell, Acer, and Asus. In the U.S., the top firm is HP with 24.6% of the market followed by Dell with 21.7%, Lenovo with 9.8%, Apple with 9.3%, and Toshiba with 8.2%.

Sources: Gartner, IDC



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RE: I'm not surprised...
By Nutzo on 1/10/2014 11:44:15 AM , Rating: 2
So they real question is how do you get corporations to invest/spend more, and how do you get them to give thier employee's raises?

The US has some of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. Combined with all the new regulation (just another form of taxation) the past 5 years, is it any wonder they don't want to spend?

Cut regulation, and cut taxes on corporations to the point where it's more profitable for them to spend the money growing thier companies instead of sitting on the cash.

When they make more growing thier business and hiring people, instead of sitting on thier cash, you will see job growth. Once you have job growth, you will eventually start seeing pay increases, as the corporations have to pay more to hold onto thier staff.


RE: I'm not surprised...
By Reclaimer77 on 1/10/2014 11:58:55 AM , Rating: 1
Corporations spend money when the economy grows. Obama has discouraged economic growth, so the spending isn't going to happen magically on it's own.

Right now everyone is holding onto their cash until Socialists move out of the White House and Congress. A bit simplistic statement, but pretty much accurate.

Obamacare has also caused MASSIVE uncertainty in the Corporate world. But it's hit small businesses the hardest. It seems like every day a mandate is being pushed back, put on hold, or changed. Imagine if you were a CEO or small business owner and spent company dollars to adhere to this law, only to have it changed overnight, essentially wasting that money?

The impacts of Obamacare on hiring alone are...incalculable. You are basically PUNISHED for growing your business. The more you grow your full-time workforce, the more you're reamed. It's a no-win situation.

But did you hear their new plans for job growth and economic prosperity? Crank the minimum wage up, and subsidize joblessness with another round of unemployment extensions... Oh and food stamps, yes food stamps for EVERYONE! Yup, that will really fix this mess.

This Administration has no clue how to promote economic growth and job creation. They're against those things on an ideological level.


RE: I'm not surprised...
By MrBlastman on 1/10/2014 12:38:46 PM , Rating: 3
Cutting Corporate taxes would be a great start--especially though by giving a one-time incentive to bring money back from overseas to pour into our own country.

The disgusting thing though is how CEOs have been awarding themselves gigantic pay raises while cutting everyone else's pay. That's a travesty.


RE: I'm not surprised...
By Hakuryu on 1/10/2014 1:19:48 PM , Rating: 5
Most very large US Corporations pay ZERO taxes. I think GE's tax was in the negative.

Google does this - claims they are headquartered in Ireland (low corporate tax rate), and then shuffles the money to Bermuda (ZERO corporate tax rate). I pay more in taxes than Google, GE, Bank of America, and others. Really pisses me off.

So, tell me again how cutting taxes on ZERO paid would help?


RE: I'm not surprised...
By Nutzo on 1/10/2014 2:17:54 PM , Rating: 2
And if our corporate tax rate was the same or lower than Ireland, why would they go through the expense of claiming they are headquartered in Ireland?

Instead, we raise the rate to give them even more incentive to move elsewere.


RE: I'm not surprised...
By Reclaimer77 on 1/10/14, Rating: 0
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