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Canalys: Apple hardest hit by PC pandemic shock
Of the top five PC vendors, Apple was hit hardest in Q1 as its shipments fell by over 20% to 3.2 million units.
Why you might want to buy tech right now
Manufacturing disruption, closed borders, remote working and learning, economic downturn - it might pay to get that purchase in now.
IDC: PC market will also be hit by COVID-19
The long list of ICT markets that are being disrupted by the virus’ effect on manufacturing includes desktops, laptops, workstations and tablets.
Gartner: APAC misses out on global PC market growth
Despite a surprise year of worldwide growth for the PC market, Asia Pacific saw its fifth straight quarter of decline in 4Q19.
2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors
With the first year of full-year growth since 2011, Lenovo, HP and Dell took the lion’s share with 65% of the global PC market.
IDC: PC shipments to see a temporary boost
Shipments of personal computing devices expected to see modest growth in 2019 followed by a continued decline through 2023.
Traditional PC market continues growth despite issues in the supply chain
Nearly one of every four PCs shipped during the quarter were from Lenovo or one of its subsidiaries as the company once again managed to hold the top position in the market.
Smartphone market at 'tipping point' while PC landscape is changing
"Unless the devices provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users do not necessarily want to upgrade their phones."
NZ traditional PC market returns to growth - for now
The consumer market outperformed expectations, with some aggressive channel loading by PC vendors.
IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Year-over-year growth during the quarter reached 4.7%, which was notably higher than expected.
Gartner: A/NZ IT spending continues to outstrip global average
Australia will see a 3.1% increase in IT spending, while NZ should expect 2.3%. This is compared to global growth of just 0.6%.
PC market back on the downslide, says IDC
New Zealand PC market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC New Zealand reports.
HP takes top spot from Lenovo in PC market
In the worldwide PC market, global shipments were above expectations, reaching 58.5 million during the last quarter.
Gartner: foldable phones could give device market new life
“Unless new models provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users don’t want or need to upgrade.”
Canalys: Not all doom and gloom for PC market
Pockets of growth, both in segments and geography, will persist, particularly in Asia Pacific, one of two regions to avoid shipment declines in 2019.
IDC: Aussie PC market back on the downhill
After two quarters of near 10% growth, the Australian PC market dipped -2.5% in 4Q18 - a trend that looks set to continue in 2019.
IDC: NZ's PC market surprise growth will not last
Despite the growth witnessed at the end of 2018, IDC predicts that New Zealand’s traditional PC market in 2019 will decline by -4.4% YoY.
Dell EMC named number one… and loving it
A recent Dell EMC blog post celebrates IDC naming it number one in a myriad of storage and systems markets.
IDC: PC shipments decline even in holiday quarter
The traditional PC market saw shipments decline 3.7% in 4Q18, although this was less than the expected 4.7%.
IDC: Tablets stay dead, notebooks keep head above water
An IDC report predicts a soft personal PC market, slipping into further decline with the exception of notebooks, gaming PCs, and business PC upgrades.
Time to bin the traditional PC? IDC forecasts ongoing decline
Despite the bleak forecast, IDC assures there are actually several pockets of opportunities and growth like gaming & ultraslim notebooks.
Consumer, enterprise and public sector fuel Aussie PC spend
Australia’s traditional PC market has bucked the global trend to record growth in Q2, driven by strong consumer, enterprise and public sector spend.
IDC: PC outlook remains mildly negative – but there is a silver lining
IDC has released their report that details a slight decline in the personal computing devices market through to 2021 - it's not all bad though.
Lenovo ups sustainability game with new manufacturing process
“Our focus on innovation extends beyond R&D and product design, to the way our products are manufactured."