Analysts: PC sales slump lower than anticipated during first quarter

By Matthew
Jun 21, 2009
  1. Global PC shipments declined more than anticipated during this year\'s first quarter as economic woes caught up with the industry. Research firm iSuppli reported figures that are lower than they\'ve ever recorded. Sales sunk to 66.5 million units in the first quarter of 2009, an 8.1% decrease from 72.3 million in the year ago quarter, and 77.6 million in the closing quarter of 2008. Eating most of the blame, the desktop sector saw a 23% drop in unit sales from 2008’s opening quarter, whereas notebook shipments rose 10%.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    As soon as people figure out it's easier (and cheaper) to build and load a PC with their own software than order one from the main-stream companies with all of their proprietary software and hardware - well, they're going to be out of business.
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Its already happening, its not effecting the bigger companies much, the economy is in a slump at the moment. I dont think they're suprised at the figures really.
  4. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Some people are just realizing that these things are nothing but fun and fancy expenses. I've actually had a few people tell me they are getting rid of the internet to save money for now, they simply have higher priorities in life.
  5. NunjaBusiness

    NunjaBusiness TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Getting rid of the internet? Sacrilege!
  6. JDoors

    JDoors TS Rookie Posts: 62

    Recent storms blew out my old computer so ... I've done my part to "stimulate" the economy!
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