Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 09, 2014

PC Rebound In Mature Regions Stabilizes Market

Although worldwide PC shipments are down slightly, sales in the U.S. are up almost seven percent. Hit the link for the complete rundown.

The U.S. market showed strong 6.9% year-on-year growth in the second quarter of 2014. Continuing upgrades of Windows XP systems boosted shipments in commercial portables and desktops, helping the commercial segment. At the same time, retail acceptance of emerging product categories such as Chromebooks and ultraslims helped the consumer segment to stabilize. HP continued to hold the lead and gained 2% market share while four of the top 5 vendors experienced double-digit growth for the quarter. Lenovo and Toshiba took advantage of some consumer interest in Windows 8 and a push to build up their presence in large enterprises.