PC shipments declined again during the third quarter, according to Gartner. It's the eighth consecutive quarter of declines but it expects this trend to be bucked next quarter with the holidays.
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PC shipments in the United States have declined by just 6.0% in the second quarter, according to Canalys. Education's demand for Chromebooks has helped to bolster numbers. Apple saw strong figures.
IDC has released a report that shows a further decline in PC shipments, which is in line with the expectations at the beginning of the year. However, the company hopes to see an improvement next year.
Global PC shipments only declined by 11.5% year-over-year in the second quarter compared to the two prior quarters where shipments fell by more than 30% each quarter. This could lead to a recovery.
PC shipments fell in Western Europe by 37% in Q1 but Canalys believes things could start to turn around in the remainder of the year and into 2024 as people finally start thinking about PC upgrades.
IDC says global PC shipments went down 29 percent in Q1 2023 compared to the same quarter a year ago, while Canalys claims the number was even worse, going down 33 percent in the quarter.
IDC has said that worldwide PC shipments will decline by 4.2% this year. It said shipments in 2022 started off well but deteriorated by the end of the year. It expects a recovery in 2024 and 2025.
Global PC shipments have continued to decline, according to market intelligence firm IDC. Despite this, the company reports that the shipments in 4Q22 were well above pre-pandemic levels.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, a majority of companies have shifted to work-from-home arrangements. This has resulted in PC shipments growing worldwide in the second quarter of 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the tech industry as companies moved hardware launches online. According to Gartner, device shipments for 2020 are expected to drop by 13.6%.
The PC market has been in a slump for the last several years, but the recently concluded holiday season seems to offer hope that shipments of PCs are finally stabilizing and primed for a turnaround.
International PC shipments have made an unexpected marginal gain for the first time in five years. HP has also taken the top spot from Lenovo in the total quantity of shipments.
It's no secret that the PC is no longer the king of the computing world in terms of shipments, but only two vendors of the top five actually managed a small growth, while the others saw a big hit.
For the third quarter of 2015, PC shipments remain on a constant decline. Windows 10 is being blamed by research firms, after Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade to the OS for existing PCs.
IDC has released its latest forecast for 2015 and based on the data, Windows 10 will not be able to stop the steady decline of PC shipments for the current year, or even next year.
After more than two years of decline, the PC market finally shows some signs of recovery, but the improvements are so small that research companies disagree about what really happened.
The latest financial report from Lenovo shows the company is still going strong even as its competition is faltering. Lenovo has had a record year in terms of shipments, revenue and earnings.
While PC shipments continued to decline in the first quarter of 2014, research firms IDC and Gartner report they went down at a slower pace than recent quarters, due in part to upgrades from Windows .
Intel has announced that its current workforce of 107,000 employees will be reduced by about five percent by the end of 2014 as the company tries to deal with lower PC shipments.
Research firms IDC and Gartner both agreed that PC shipments worldwide went down by 10 percent in 2013, making it the worst year on record for the PC industry, although the worst could be over.
Research firms IDC and Gartner claim that worldwide PC shipments went down 7.6 and 8.6 percent, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013, although the downturn was not as bad as first predicted.
The research firm IDC has cut its forecast for the number of worldwide PC shipments in 2013 again, as it predicts that shipments will decline by 9.7 percent, even with the launch of Windows 8.1.
IDC has cut its worldwide forecast for PC shipments again for 2013, saying it now sees a decline of 7.8 percent for the year. In another report, it sees tablet shipments outpacing PCs by 2015.
Microsoft's stock price went down over 4.4 percent in trading today after an analyst at Goldman Sachs decided to downgrade the company from a "neutral" to a "sell" rating.
The research firm Gartner agress with IDC that PC shipments fell in the first quarter of 2013 but Gartner's report is not trying to blame Microsoft's Windows 8 launch as the main reason, as IDC is.
The research firm IDC has predicted worldwide PC shipments will decline in 2013 after it recorded lower shipment numbers for 2012 and puts part of the blame on initial "underwhelming" Windows 8 sales.
The research firm IHS is predicting that worldwide shipments of PCs will be down in 2012 compared to 2011, which if true will be the first time this has happened in 11 years.
The research firm IDC reports that worldwide shipments of PCs will be up by just 0.9 percent in 2012, in part due to people waiting for the launch of Windows 8 before buying a new PC.
Intel has announced that it will be cutting its financial outlook for the fourth quarter of 2011 due to the PC hard drive shortages that are currently affecting the entire PC industry.
Tech analyst firm Gartner has cut its forecast for worldwide PC shipments in 2011 due to worsening economic situations in the US and in Western Europe along with the rise in mobile tech devices.