“Worldwide pc market shrinks for fifth year in a row
For the fifth year in a row, there are fewer pcs sold than in the previous year.
This is the conclusion of market researcher Gartner on the basis of figures for 2016. In the past year, according to the office 269,7 million computers were sold, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to 2015.
In only the last quarter of 2016, there would also be a decrease. There were, according to Gartner, in the fourth quarter 72.6 million pcs sold. That was 3.7 percent less than in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The research looks at traditional computers. It involves desktop pcs, laptops and hybrid devices like the Microsoft Surface. Tablets, smartphones and Chromebooks, according to Gartner, are not included in the figures.
The researcher says that the pc market is stagnating because shopping behavior around computers is changing. Avid users would advanced devices such as hybrid laptops to buy, but generally it happens too little for the market to grow.
Although the pc market according to Gartner is stagnating, saw some of the manufacturers in the fourth quarter of 2016 an increase in sales. So were there more computers manufacturer Lenovo shipped and it was also HP and Dell.
In October concluded Gartner that the pc market for eight consecutive quarters was diminished.