Gartner: PC shipments decline as market shifts to personal tablets, shared PCs

Jos

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IDC reported similar findings on Friday, and now Gartner has chimed in with its own figures suggesting the PC industry continues to decline in the face of smaller, cheaper, and more portable computing devices. The research firm says worldwide PC...

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Say all you like. PCs will always be a necessity, there will never be a "post pc world". Do I believe tablets are a phase no, I think they are a valuable tool & toy, but the world will always need PCs.
 

TomSEA

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The figure I look at is not the 4.9% decline, but the 90.3 millions shipped. That is a LOT of PC's shipped (especially for a single quarter). You're going to have ebb and flows as new technology comes around, people hang on to older PC's for longer, etc that's going to influence sales figures. But when you have 360 million PC's shipped in a single year - it makes all the "PC is dying" articles completely laughable.
 

ddg4005

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The figure I look at is not the 4.9% decline, but the 90.3 millions shipped. That is a LOT of PC's shipped (especially for a single quarter). You're going to have ebb and flows as new technology comes around, people hang on to older PC's for longer, etc that's going to influence sales figures. But when you have 360 million PC's shipped in a single year - it makes all the "PC is dying" articles completely laughable.
Not to mention 32 billion in revenue that PC manufacturers raked in last year versus 9 billion or so-my numbers may be off-for smartphones.

Yeah, PCs are dying all right (insert sarcasm).