PC shipments will be down between 10.1% to 20.6% in Q1 2020, the firm estimated. The impact will remain visible in Q2, when the shipments are expected to drop between 8.9% (best case scenario, per Canalys) and 23.4% (worst case scenario), it said.
In the best case scenario, the outbreak would mean 382 million units will ship in 2020, down 3.4% from 396 million last year.
The worst case makes a deeper dent, stating that about 362 million units will ship this year, down 8.5% from last year.
PC sales to take big hit due to coronavirus outbreak
Posted on Saturday, Feb 22 2020 @ 11:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Analysts from Canalysis believe the novel coronavirus outbreak will have a big impact on PC production and sales. In a revised projection, the firm estimates the virus could result in a drop of at least 3.3 percent, and up to 8.5 percent in the most pessimistic scenario: