Worldwide PC Shipments Decline in Second Quarter by Nearly 11 Percent

Posted July 10, 2013 at 10:23pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6322 views

According to preliminary results by Gartner, overall worldwide PC shipments declined in the second quarter by 10.9 percent. Overall PC shipments dropped to 76 million units, which marks the fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments (the longest duration of decline in the PC market's history).

The US market held up the best compared to the rest of the world, but still saw a 1.4% decline in shipments. Gartner attributes this decline primarily to the strong growth of tablets.

“We are seeing the PC market reduction directly tied to the shrinking installed base of PCs, as inexpensive tablets displace the low-end machines used primarily for consumption in mature and developed markets,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC. This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market.

Apple's estimated shipments are down -4.3% in the US -- placing it in third place. However, the report notes that this figure does not include iPads, but does include Windows 8 tablets. Dell and Lenovo saw the only growth in the US with Toshiba taking the biggest hit.

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david loser - July 11, 2013 at 3:27am
that what finally happens when people with incomplete eduction steal others ideas and try to develop operating system. Neither Gates nor Jobs were qualified to do what they did thus we see windows fall and jailbreakers all over trying to add features that old feature phones had invented years ago
Chris - July 11, 2013 at 5:15am
LMAO!! At incomplete education? Are you a idiot.? Please...Apple makes GREAT Products; Windows makes Great products to. Can't help it if people like Apple more. It's about Quality not Quantity.
david loser - July 11, 2013 at 6:45am
and how you know what products would look like if rainman was educated not to fart ? that is not a point ! but for dumbass fanboi who never saw computer pretty much anything that flashes some lights on its own appers "magic", be poor be moron follow advice of your stanford unabletograduate before you open mouth in public ! I saw in 60 minutes they even claim now your cupertino guru invented mouse !! Greed driven quallity is no quality ashole
Chris - July 11, 2013 at 6:49am
Grammar Hommie; Grammar.
NoGoodNick - July 10, 2013 at 11:34pm
Windows 8 single handedly nailed the final nail in the PC's coffin. Sad, since there's so much we still need PCs for and that tablets just won't do. :(
tom1111 - July 11, 2013 at 7:14am
the problem is the majority of people only use computers for browsing the net and games and tablets can do that and are better in some ways for it plus its a fashionable thing at mo plus pc's last longer now not like years ago when you had to get a new one every 6 months to keep it good enough my main pc Is about 4 years old and is more than fast enough and still plays latest games on average settings at 1920*1200
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