Global PC Shipments Decline 6.9% in Q4 2013 says Gartner
January 10, 2014 9:55 AM
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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%.
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RE: I'm not surprised...
1/10/2014 6:41:37 PM
Four words: Star Citizen + Oculus Rift
Even though the PC market as a whole is in decline, the PC gaming market is actually on the rise, Star Citizen + Oculus Rift will probably just help maintain that momentum.
Plus, it's almost upgrade time for all those who are still hanging onto 6-7 year old Core 2 Quad Q6600's thanks to the consoles finally catching up.
"The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing" -- Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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