For the first time in 6 years, sales of PCs have fallen
January 19, 2009, 10:21 pm
World crisis affects, it seems, in all industries. According to IDC, the PC market has also become a victim. For the first time in 6 years, sales of computers fell - in the fourth quarter of 2008 was sold at 0, 4% of devices less than in the fourth quarter of 2007. Over the last three months has been realized 77, 3 million computers, 2, 5% less than in the third quarter of 2008. Meanwhile, Gartner data on sales of computers are different from information provided by IDC. According to Gartner, in the fourth quarter 2008 PC sales were 78, 1 million devices, which is 1, 1% more than in the fourth quarter of 2007. True, Gartner notes that the average cost of computers has fallen - the demand for low-cost solutions grew. In the fourth quarter of last year, Hewlett-Packard won the 19, 1% of the market, Dell - 13, 2%, Acer - 12, 3%, Lenovo - 7, 1%, and Toshiba - 4, 7%, said Gartner. Staff IDC, in turn, has estimated that during the quarter, deliveries amounted to 5 million netbukov devices. Volume of the mini-notebook PCs for the year - 10 million or 7% of the notebook segment. Total sales for the year was 297, 2 million computers, so at 10, 5% more than in 2007.