Global supplies of the conventional computers (such as desktops, notebooks and workstations) achieved in the fourth quarter of last year with 70.2 million shipment. This is 1.5% decrease year on year for Q4.
For the whole year they have been delivered globally in over 260 million computers, which also represented an annual decrease around 5.7%. refer information from IDC.
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Global computer market is constantly dropping in last 5 years from 2012 until now. It not recorded annual growth declines, the trend is rather to stabilize the market compare data from year 2015 to 2016.
New technologies to reach, but do not help enough
Although computer-assisted advent of new technologies and increasing interest in new designs (especially computers hybrid 2-in-1 thin and light notebooks with long battery life), but still not enough to flip the PC market to grow. These news continues to be an appeal to only a small group of users compared to the others who – for various reasons – do not buy a new computer.
One reason as the fact that many users largely continue to prefer mobile devices before the computer. They also performed on routine tasks, say office work, playing games and watching multimedia. Traditional computers therefore used only infrequently. Directly related lengthening PC lifecycles – respectively. Postponing purchases of new equipment.
Therefore, even though the PC market, we find a number of bright spots, this should not be sufficient to increase even this year. At least according to Gartner forecasts.
New options for computer makers to reach customers, but should present itself for example in gaming or multimedia systems.
Lenovo is still the leader but not far from follower HP.
Lenovo, HP and Dell were placed in the top three partitions for global rankings. It is a bit difference between number one and two.The top five manufacturers still find Apple and Asus. In the results for the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple get more – thanks to the introduction of new MacBook Pro that came up for sale. The company jumped as Asus and placed fourth in the list.