PC shipments plunged 10 percent in 2013

Posted on Friday, Jan 10 2014 @ 10:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Neowin reports the PC market collapsed 10 percent last year, the biggest yearly decline on record. Interestingly, Lenovo managed to beat the trend and was the only PC maker in the top five capable of growing its business in 2013.
Both the Gartner and IDC reports stated that Lenovo was the single biggest worldwide PC maker in 2013, although HP and Dell continue to ship more units in the U.S. Both firms also agreed that Lenovo was the only PC maker in the top five that actually grew its business in the past year, increasing its shipments by 2.7 percent, according to IDC, or 2.1 percent if you go with Gartner's numbers.

PC shipments have now gone down for seven straight quarters, but there are signs that the industry might be at the bottom, at least in the U.S. Gartner stated:

A variety of new form factors, such as hybrid notebooks, drew holiday shoppers' attention, but the market size was very small at the time. Lowering the price point of thin and light products started encouraging the PC replacement and potentially some PC growth in 2014.

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