PC Sales Continue To Slide Down Almost 11 Percent, Longest Decline Ever
HP's Z1 Workstation for business. Image Credit: HP
“We are seeing the PC market reduction directly tied to the shrinking installed base of PCs, as inexpensive tablets displace the low-end machines used primarily for consumption in mature and developed markets,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.
The decline in PC shipments is global, but the U.S. enjoyed a smaller decline than it has in recent quarters. Gartner pointed to strong sales of business PCs by Dell, HP, and Lenovo as helping to mitigate the PC slump. HP maintained the top spot in Gartner’s list of top manufacturers for Q2 of 2013, shipping 3,957,761 computers and laptops for 26.4% of the market share. That’s -0.5% growth from the previous year.