All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘PC Shipments’

Windows XP Death Did Fuel Some PC Spending

Windows XP is now officially dead. Earlier this week Microsoft officially ended support for the OS, which had become one of the most popular in history. PC manufacturers had hoped that the death of XP would fuel sales of new computers as consumers and businesses looked to upgrade their machines to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Now the numbers …

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2.1 Million Chromebooks Shipped Last Year

The PC market is still in decline and shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs took a nosedive during 2013. PC manufacturers are introducing new features such as ultra HD displays and touchscreens in an effort to compete with the rapidly-rising tablet market, Though the ability of these features to turn around the PC market is in doubt, not all …

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Tech Shipments Growing, Despite Languishing PC Market

With many parts of the worldwide economy still struggling to recover from the recent economic recession, the tech industry still appears resilient enough to weather just about any market fluctuations. Market research firm Gartner today released a new report showing that shipments of tech products are still continuing to rise. The report predicts that shipments of PCs (including “ultramobile” PCs), …

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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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Even the Mobile PC Market is Languishing

It’s well-known that the overall PC market is in a downward spiral. Quarter after quarter shipments of PCs have been falling as consumer turn toward lower-priced tablets for their basic computing needs. Even notebook PCs have seen sales drop over the past two years. Market research firm IHS today issued a report showing that mobile PCs – that is to …

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PC Market in Europe Declined During the Holidays

It is quickly becoming clear that the PC market may never recover from the growth of tablet computing. For many consecutive quarters now shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs have been declining throughout the world. Today market research firm Gartner released yet more data showing just how fast the PC market is falling. The report shows that just 14.7 …

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Ultra-Portable Notebook Segment Still Growing

Today has been a big day for notebook industry reveals, though much of the news was particularly surprising. Samsung is said to be significantly lowering its notebook shipment estimates for 2014 and nearly abandoning the notebook sector altogether, with the exception of Chromebooks in the far future. Samsung’s outlook is a subset of the notebook industry as a whole, as …

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Notebook Shipment Estimates Slashed For 2014

As mobile devices (especially tablets) have become more popular in recent years, sales of low-cost mobile devices have eaten into the sales of traditional PCs. This has been especially true for notebooks, as low-cost tablets have made more expensive notebooks seem unnecessary for consumers who do not need the full functionality of a PC. Today market research firm NPD released …

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Samsung Revises Down Notebook Shipment Estimates

The traditional PC market is taking a big hit from the rise of tablets and other inexpensive mobile devices. Desktop computers are certainly feeling the pinch, but notebooks may be the category most at risk from ultra-portable devices. Notebook shipments worldwide have been dropping for several consecutive quarters, including this past holiday season. The only categories of notebook PC seen …

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U.S. PC Market May Have “Bottomed Out,” Says Analyst

For around two years now, the PC market has been in decline. Quarter after quarter PC manufacturers have, as a whole, reported lower shipments and decreasing sales. During the final holiday quarter of 2013 PC shipments once again declined as consumers moved toward inexpensive tablets and other mobile devices. Only Chromebooks seem to have caught on with consumers, leaving a …

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PC Shipments Continued to Decline Over the Holidays

It’s a brand new year, but the story is largely the same for PC manufacturers. Much like last year, PC shipments continued to decline during the all-important holiday sales quarter. Market research firm IDC this week released its PC shipment estimates for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the industry has declined, as expected. The firm estimates that PC shipments …

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Device Sales Forecast to Hit 2.5 Billion This Year

With IT spending once again on the rise, tech manufacturers are optimistic about their device sales in the coming year. Market research firm Gartner today estimated that shipments of devices including PCs, Tablets, and Phones will reach more than 2.47 billion by the end of 2014. This represents a 7.6% increase in device shipments from Gartner’s estimated 2.3 billion devices …

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