Global PC market shrank 11 percent in second quarter

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Glocal shipments of non-public computer systems slumped 10.9 percent in the 2d quarter, the fifth straight quarterly decline in a market that has been devastated through the popularity of tablets, research agency Gartner stated on Wednesday.

Marking the longest decline in the computer trade’s history, Hewlett-Packard, within the June quarter, lost the floor to Lenovo, now the world’s major personal laptop maker with a market share of 16.7 %.

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“We see the laptop market reduction instantly tied to the shrinking installed base of PCs, as inexpensive tablets displace the low-finish machines used basically for consumption in mature and developed markets,” Gartner analyst Mikado Kitagawa stated in information free up.

Additionally, on Wednesday, analysis agency IDC stated laptop shipments dropped 11. four % in the 2d quarter, which was slightly better than anticipated.

“With second-quarter increase so concerning forecast, we are still searching for some development in growth all over the second half of the yr.,” analyst Jay Chou mentioned in IDC’s document. Gartner said that laptop makers shipped 76 million computers in the June quarter when put next with 85.3 million in the identical quarter remaining 12 months.