All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PC Sales’

PC Shipments Dropped Nearly 10% in 2013

The PC market is still hanging around and certainly will never fade away, but sales of traditional PCs are dropping to distressingly low levels for the industry. Market research firm IDC today released a new report showing that PC shipments worldwide (desktops and portables together) fell by 9.8% during the fiscal year 2013, down to just over 315 million units …

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Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013

While Apple remains the top brand for the premium smartphone market, Samsung has managed to top global market share for the entire smartphone market with its large selection of differently-priced devices. These facts map almost directly to the semiconductor market, where Samsung and Apple are by far the largest buyers of semiconductors in the world. Market research firm Gartner this …

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Consumer Computer Sales Increasing, Thanks to Tablets

Throughout the past few years, the tech industry has watched as consumers bought fewer PCs each year. Shipments of PCs and notebooks have been declining for several consecutive quarters now. Consumers have not been lured in by new PC hardware features such as touchscreen notebooks and Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform has similarly failed to gain traction. This doom-and-gloom about he …

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PC Shipments to Continue Falling Fast

With iPads firmly at the top of this year’s Black Friday most-wanted lists, PC manufacturers can only look on as the traditional segment continues to contract. PC shipments have been falling for several consecutive quarters and the declines don’t show any signs of slowing. Market research firm IDC today predicted that worldwide PC shipments for the year 2013 will decline …

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New Notebooks Running Windows 8.1 Are Incoming

Last year, PC manufacturers suffered a tough holiday quarter. The tablet market had matured enough that it was taking a bite out of PC sales, and particularly sales of notebooks. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was supposed to help with upgrade sales, but the software’s new design did not widely appeal to consumers who have spent years learning the …

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PC Shipments Are Declining in Europe, Too

It’s clear that PC shipments are declining worldwide, beset by the rise of the tablet market and the failure of Windows 8. This week, one analyst firm is showing a dramatic decline in PC shipments in Western Europe in particular. Research firm Gartner this week released numbers estimating that 10.9 million PCs were shipped in Europe during the second quarter …

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As PCs Tank, Gaming Hardware Sales Are Steady

PC shipments are falling, and fast. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was not enough to save PC manufacturers from a disappointing holiday season in 2012, and the quickly rising tablet market is beginning to cut out PC sales for consumers who would use them for only simple tasks, such as email and web browsing. While this is bad news …

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PC Sales Could Pick Up Again, Say Analysts

Following a disappointing holiday season, PC sales have been on the decline for the first half of 2013. Even the release of a new Windows operating system wasn’t enough to buoy sales of traditional PCs. The prevailing opinion is that smartphones and tablets have stolen a large chunk of the PC market, and will continue to do so. However, one …

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HP Predicted to Retake Notebook Lead From Lenovo

The second quarter of 2013 was a bust for PC manufacturers. Shipments of desktop and notebook computers were down nearly 11% from the second quarter of 2012. Only Lenovo was able to weather the waning market, raising shipments year-over-year by 19.7% and overtaking HP as the world’s top PC manufacturer. Now it appears that HP is poised to take its …

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Chromebooks Are Seeing Growth In A Stagnant PC Industry

It’s hard to resist the allure of Google’s Chromebook. For those just looking for a cheap Internet machine, Google’s sub-$300 laptops are hard to beat. That unmatched value is helping Chromebooks succeed in a market that’s been defined by nothing but declining sales the past few years. The NPD says that Google’s Chromebook has now gained 20 to 25 percent …

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PC Shipments Decline For Another Quarter, Lenovo Tops Manufacturer List

After a dismal holiday season for the PC market, PC shipments continued to decline throughout the first quarter of 2013. Analysts do not predict that PC sales will return to 2012 levels any time soon. Now, PC shipment numbers are out for the second quarter of 2012, and the story is much the same. Analyst firm Gartner estimates that worldwide …

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Another Analyst Predicts Declining PC Sales

Following a disappointing 2012 holiday season that saw PC sales decline despite the launch of Windows 8, industry analysts began predicting further declines for PC shipments throughout 2013. Last week, a Digitimes report raised hopes, stating that PC shipments could pick up in the third quarter 2013 due to a combination of new Intel Haswell processors and the release of …

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