Articles about Worldwide Pc Market

Shoppers shun slabs to give Gartner's Q3 PC numbers a rosy glow

PC-shifters that hung tough in the hope the market would return to growth may have reasons to be cheerful – in certain parts of the world, anyway. Q3 shipment data from Gartner - or at least preliminary numbers that count sales into retailers and distributors, rather than to end-users - climbed 9.6 per cent in EMEA, jumped 4.2 …
Paul Kunert, 09 Oct 2014
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Hey doc, what's the PC's prognosis? A. Long-term growth below zero

The worldwide PC market suffered the "most severe contraction on record" in 2013, which means it is doing better than expected, analyst house IDC said on Tuesday. PC and laptop shipments declined by 9.8 per cent in 2013, the firm revealed – and it projected further year-on-year declines through to 2014. 315 million PCs and …
Jack Clark, 05 Mar 2014

Post-PC world? POST-MAC WORLD more like

Peak Apple Depending on which analyst group you prefer to believe, Apple's Mac sales in the US during the normally robust "back to school" quarter were either bad or very, very bad. According to a report by Gartner and another by IDC, both released Wednesday, Apple was the only PC maker among the top five that suffered a decline in year-on …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Oct 2013
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Lenovo to swallow German PC giant

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has agreed to acquire German consumer electronics and PC manufacturer Medion in a move that it says will double its market share in Germany, making it the third-largest PC company in that country. "This agreement represents another bold move for Lenovo to realize its long-term strategy," said Lenovo chief …
Rik Myslewski, 03 Jun 2011
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Global PC market growing

Growth in the worldwide PC market has increased by 9.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2006 despite stagnant growth in the US. The latest figures from tech sector market intelligence firm IDC show that in the US overall PC shipments remained unchanged year-on-year for the third quarter of 2006, compared to more than five per …
Aoife Carr, 21 Dec 2006

HP pulls its Kock out of Germany, slides him into European PCs

Eric Cador - the boss of HP's PC and printer biz in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - is hanging up his boots after 28 years service. The senior veep will be replaced by fellow Hewlett-Packard exec Herbert Kock, insiders told The Channel. Cador joined the US tech monster in 1985 as a product manager for the Personal Systems …
Paul Kunert, 06 Mar 2013

Microsoft can't even shift Windows 8 slabs in the middle of a tablet frenzy

Microsoft can't tap into the fast-growing tablet market, according to new figures that reveal lacklustre sales of Surface RT and other Windows 8 slabs. Canalys figures for Q4 show a 12 per cent growth in the worldwide PC market, fuelled by a 75 per cent rise in tab shipments to 46.2 million units. Notebooks sales were flat (58 …
Paul Kunert, 07 Feb 2013
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PC market slows but outlook positive: IDC

Growth in the worldwide PC market dipped below 10 per cent in the second quarter of 2006, according to latest figures from IDC. Over 52 million units were shipped globally, representing growth in the quarter of 9.8 per cent. This is 0.6 per cent below expectations and slower than in recent quarters. In light of the results …
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HP loses top PC spot in Europe

The worldwide PC market grew in the last quarter but only because of sales of netbooks such as the Asus Eee PC. PC shipments grew 15 per cent compared to the same quarter a year ago and manufacturers shipped 80.6m units in total. HP retained number one slot worldwide but paid the price for its slow entry into the sub-notebook, …
John Oates, 15 Oct 2008
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HP's PC and printer sales back from the depths

In an unexpected reversal, Hewlett-Packard's core PC business has boosted the company to a 25 per cent increase of profits while its enormous service division went kinda limp. During its first fiscal quarter, which ended January 31, HP pulled in profits of $2.3bn, up from $1.9bn during the same period last year. The is was …
Austin Modine, 17 Feb 2010
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Worldwide PC market grew 15 per cent in 1998

The global PC market grew by 15 per cent last year, according to market research organisation Dataquest. That growth was led by the West, with the European and US markets accounting for 65 per cent of all PCs sold. However, the company's parent, the Gartner Group, warned that Dataquest's figures were only based on "preliminary" …
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PC shipments are buoyant, says analyst

Worldwide PC shipments are up a healthy nine per cent compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary 2007 first quarter figures from technology analyst Gartner Inc. Dell remained in the number one position, but its performance was well below the industry standard, with shipments down by 7.8 per cent. Gartner …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Apr 2007
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Dell ousts HP from PC top spot

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The worldwide PC market finally showed a return to year on year growth in the third quarter, but the news was soured for Hewlett Packard as it lost the number one PC spot to arch rival Dell Computer Corp. Figures released by IDC yesterday showed total shipments in the third quarter were …
ComputerWire, 18 Oct 2002

Packard Bell jilts Acer for Lenovo

It looks like Packard Bell will soon tie the knot with Lenovo - not Acer. Today, Lenovo announced that it's in discussions with "third parties and/or government bodies" as it prepares to purchase the Netherlands-based electronics manufacturer, leaving arch-rival Acer to navigate the European PC market all on its own. Speaking …
Cade Metz, 08 Aug 2007
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Developing world buoys up software pirates

Software piracy in the UK has fallen for the first time in three years, albeit slightly. However, the worldwide counterfeit software rate climbed to 38 per cent in 2007. A survey conducted by analyst firm IDC on behalf of The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has shown that, despite huge efforts from the likes of Microsoft and …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 May 2008
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Dell chats up Asian retail stores

Dell continues to cheat on its twenty-year relationship with the direct sales model. Having fallen behind HP in the worldwide PC market, the Texas manufacturer earlier this month began selling selected desktops through WalMart stores in the U.S. and Canada. It's flirted with indirect sales in Europe. And now, it's in talks with …
Cade Metz, 05 Jul 2007
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Dell's profits shrink as revenue grows

Profits for Dell - the world's third-largest computer seller by shipments - declined 4.8 per cent during its fiscal fourth quarter despite an increase in sales for each of its business units. Steeper component costs were part of the problem. Plus, cheaper consumer PCs accounted for a larger percentage of sales. Dell's net income …
Austin Modine, 19 Feb 2010
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Notebook sales on the rise

Never let it be said that notebooks aren't popular: some 30.5 million were sold last year, accounting for 23.5 per cent of all PCs sold, according to the latest IDC count. Gartner puts the figure at 21.8 per cent. In 2001, 22.5 per cent of PCs sold notebooks, says IDC - 20.2 per cent, says Gartner. At those rates of growth, it' …
Tony Smith, 26 Mar 2003
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Compaq wields cost axe

Compaq profits dropped in the first quarter, and it warns of a tough Q2. The number two PC seller reported net income of $200 million, or 12 cents per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2001. This excluded a restructuring charge of $249 million and $75 million in net investment income, and compared to $296 million, or …
Linda Harrison, 23 Apr 2001
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Grassroots Apple sites cower, close

Here's a funny thing. As in funny peculiar. Apple has never received a more positive coverage in Big Media. The Time cover was extremely generous: but weekly you can read hymns of praise in the Wall Street Journal (we imagine that Apple sends the drooling Mossberg a bib with every piece of review kit) and extensive coverage in …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jul 2002
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Apple: iPod domination - or just another fad?

Analysis "I got drunk and ended up with a hooker," said Conan O'Brien, the sardonically witty talk-show host as he compered Bill Gates's CES speech last week. "Bill got drunk and ended up in bed with an Apple computer." Cue picture of horrified billg. However it's not that prospect which should be giving Bill the nightmares. It's …
Charles Arthur, 13 Jan 2005