The latest report on the state of the world ofPC Does not provide many reasons for optimism
Gartner and IDC, a pair of major market research companies in the world of technology, recently announced their latest data for the second quarter of 2017 in the world of PCs - and from the data it appears that all announcements about Processors And new graphics cards do not really prevent the continued shrinkage, which brings us to a low point where sales are the same as a decade ago, and lower than any other figure since.
60.5 million PCs were sold in the second quarter of 2017, compared to 62.6 million PCs in the same quarter in 2016 - down 3.3 percent, with a significant portion coming specifically from the desktop market, where 14 million products were sold compared to 14.85 million in the same period last year. Yes, the marketPC The home makes up less than a quarter of the overall computer market, and it seems that this ratio continues to contract.
HP can be pleased that it is able to increase its gap at the top, even in such a weak market, with 6.2 growing in volume since the parallel quarter of 2016 (then lagging behind Lenovo in second place), giving it 22.4 percent of the global PC market. At the same time, Lenovo is the main disappointment with a fall of 5.7 percent in sales, while third place is posting a rise of 3.7 and is approaching the Chinese giant ahead of it on the list. Dark Stands in fourth place and registers a tiny improvement of its own 1.7 percent, while Asus Closing the top five with a significant reduction of over 8 in sales.
The biggest loser in the current comparison is the group that includes all the other manufacturers in the market that are not large enough to win their own detail, which lost a volume of over 12 percent in sales compared to the same period last year - and now stands at total sales of only 15.5 million units. About a quarter of all sales in the PC market are not far from what HP alone sells. These numbers may explain why we hear reports of such companies סמסונג And Acer are seriously considering their future in the field.
We hope that the computer market will see a positive rebound in the coming quarters, with the arrival of new and cheaper models for the stores internationally, but there is no doubt that today we are opening an era in which a large proportion of consumers do not need a personal computer, Unlocked And tablet) that meet all its requirements and beyond.