Worldwide PC shipments in decline according to Gartner

PC shipments are in decline worldwide according to Gartner. Shipments totaled 68.9 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a 5.7 per cent decline from the third quarter of 2015. This marks

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Alex Radu

Global PC sales set to stabilize with a refresh on the horizon: IDC

Has the global computer crash ceded? According to market research group IDC, for the most part, yes. The firm has projected that PC sales, which has seen a global slowdown amounting to tens of millions

Published on: March 15th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo keeps lead over HP, Dell in global PC market

The busy holiday season failed to give much of a bounce to global PC shipments, with research firm IDC Corp. reporting 80.8 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2014, a year

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Worldwide PC market may not have recovered yet: IDC

Worldwide PC shipments fell by less than expected in 2014, but research firm IDC Corp. cautions this could just be a short-term blip rather than a more lasting recovery of the long-term decline

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Chromebooks, basic PCs buoyed computer shipments: IDC

Worldwide shipments of personal computers dropped slightly during the third quarter of 2014, but analyst firm International Data Corp. (IDC) said the slide was not as huge as expected partly because of the

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Decline in worldwide PC shipments may be stabilizing

New data on worldwide PC shipments from research firm IDC Corp. shows another quarterly decline, but the good news is the decline is not as large as in recent quarters. According to IDC,

Published on: July 10th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Windows XP migration helps slow global PC shipment decline

New research from IDC Corp. shows the decline in worldwide PC shipments continued in the first quarter of 2014, although last-minute Windows XP migrations helped stem the bleeding somewhat. In Q1, IDC is

Published on: April 11th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Some light may be visible in Canadian PC sales tunnel

For some time the personal computer market has been under siege as buyers have decided for a number of reasons to put off spending on new PCs. Money is going instead into tablets

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Say “PCs are dying” again and I’ll hit you with a motherboard

Like most journalists, I try to sit quietly as an impartial observer during press conferences and conference keynotes. You won’t find us among those rising to applaud a product unveiling. However, I couldn't

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Tablet shipments to pass laptop shipments this year: IDC

More data has been released confirming what we already know: tablets are still hot. A new forecast from research firm IDC Corp. predicts worldwide tablet shipments will surpass portable PC shipments this year,

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Tablets are the new impulse buy, and they’re not replacing PCs: report

More ammunition for the “PC lives” side of the “PC, dead or not?” debate, as a report from market research firm The NPD Group indicates tablets are supplementing, not replacing, traditional laptop and

Published on: April 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

PC shipment decline continues, but businesses are refreshing workstations

While the economy is turning around, it doesn’t appear that PC shipments are turning around with it. In fact, according to a recent report on worldwide PC shipments from analyst firm Gartner, things

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Gartner predicts the future: Lots of tablets, not many BlackBerries

Predicting the future can be a risky proposition. Analyst firm Gartner is giving it a shot with its forecast of global device shipments to 2017. Some of their forecast seems solid while others

Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada suffers largest PC shipment decline globally: IDC Canada

The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for Canadian PC manufacturers. According to IDC Canada shipments continued to decline, dropping by 13.8 per cent from the same quarter a year ago, a worse performance than

Published on: January 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras