Global PC Market Stagnation will Continue During 2016
Personal computer (PC) demand is still a major concern. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) — that’s a year-on-year decline of 11.5 percent, according to the latest market study by IDC.
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Why Overall PC Shipments Decline by 1.7 Percent in Q1 2014
Global personal computer sales continue to be weak in a marketplace that favors other devices — such as smartphones and media tablets. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014 — that’s a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest market study by Gartner.
“The end of XP support by Microsoft on April 8 has played a role in the easing decline of PC shipments,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.
Why PC Shipments Declined by a Record 10 Percent in 2013
The leading vendors of personal computers would much rather put the trials and tribulations of last year behind them, but the industry analysts won’t let them.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 82.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), representing a year-on-year contraction of -5.6 percent, according to IDC.
Cloud Infrastructure Equipment Revenue passed $10B in Q3 2013
Despite a strong quarterly bounce from HP, Cisco managed to maintain leadership of the cloud infrastructure equipment market, having taken over the top ranking position for the first time in Q1 2013. While Cisco achieved a historic market share high of 14.6%, long-time leader IBM saw its share of the market fall to 12.9%.
For the third time in the last four quarters, cloud infrastructure equipment revenues passed the $10 billion milestone.
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How Large Smartphones will Compete with Small Tablets
Media tablets have already been adopted by millions of new users during the course of this year. Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units by the end of 2013, that’s down slightly from a previous forecast of 227.4 million but still 53.5 percent above 2012 levels, according to IDC.
However, new growth will slow in the coming years, as some key markets approach the saturation point.
Why Worldwide PC Shipments will Continue Decline in 2014
Personal computer shipments across the globe totaled 81.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13).
Compared with last year, the market contracted by -7.6% — slightly better than the projected decline of -9.5% for the quarter, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Why the Global PC Market Continues to Spiral Downward
Waiting for the personal computer (PC) market to recover now seems pointless. Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -9.7 percent in 2013, further deepening what is already the longest market contraction on record.
The market as a whole is expected to decline through at least 2014, with only single-digit modest growth from 2015 onward. It’s now believed that the PC market will never regain the peak volumes last seen in 2011.
PC Shipments Declined by 11% in the Second Quarter 2013
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 75.6 million units in the second quarter of 2013 2Q13 — that’s down -11.4% compared to the same quarter in 2012, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).”
With second quarter negative growth so close to forecast, we are still looking for some improvement during the second half of the year,” said Jay Chou, senior analyst at IDC.
Why PC Shipments Declined by 10.9 Percent in Q2 2013
Worldwide PC shipments dropped to 76 million units in the second quarter of 2013, a 10.9 percent decrease from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.
This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments, which is the longest duration of decline in the PC market’s history. All regions showed a decline compared to a year ago.
Expensive Ultrabook PC Adoption Reaches Anticlimax
Ultrabooks have been on the market now for nearly a year, but they haven’t made much headway toward mass-market acceptance.
According to new research from Barclays, Ultrabooks accounted for only about 5 percent of all laptops sold in the second quarter. That’s not even half of what the PC manufacturers who make them had been expecting.
Clearly, Intel’s Ultrabook concept — which was supposed to prop up the PC market and win over consumers to whom Apple’s MacBook Air and iPad appeal — isn’t gaining quite the sort of traction the chip giant had hoped for.