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HP, Lenovo and Dell See PC Shipments Continue to Decline in Q3, While Apple Bucks The Trend

  • As per IDC, the global market for personal computers fell 15% over the third quarter of the year.
  • Lenovo, HP, and Dell saw year-over-year shipments decrease by 16%, 28% and 21%, respectively.
  • IDC found that Apple was the sole manufacturer that saw its third-quarter PC shipments increase by 40 per cent.

The market for personal computers maintained its calm in the third quarter of 2013 as demand declined and supply chain issues remained, as per information from the International Data Corporation released Monday.

Comparatively, to this date, last year’s sales decreased by 15%, but still, far above levels pre-pandemic, IDC discovered. Globally, exports totalled 74.3 million in the last quarter compared to 87.3 million in the same time frame the previous year.

HP reported that PC shipments were declining by approximately 28%. Dell the shipments fell by 21 per cent and Lenovo 16 per cent. However, Apple did not follow the trend by seeing PC shipments increase 40 per cent in the 3rd quarter.

AMD hinted at this issue last week as the chipmaker reduced its forecast for sales in the 3rd quarter on Thursday of 2018, accusing the decline of being more than expected on the market for PCs and supply chain problems.

Investors are likely looking for a slowdown in PC sales as Microsoft and Intel report the third quarter results later in the month. Microsoft will announce the results in October. 25, and Intel will release its results in October. 27.

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