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Weak 2020 buoys strong first quarter growth for PC shipments
Backlogs on orders from 2020, particularly for notebooks, were a key driver, though new demand is also a factor as smaller businesses begin their recoveries.
IDC: New Zealand PC market has strongest year ever in 2020
Demand for education devices and continued switches from desktops to notebooks has driven an increase in notebook sales leading to the strongest year of PC shipments on record.
PC & smartphone markets on strong growth trajectory in 2021 - IDC
Worldwide smartphone shipments could achieve a 5.5% growth rate this year - and PC shipment rates will also grow 18.2%.
2021 will be a "blockbuster" year for PC market
Total shipments in 2021 are expected to hit 496.8 million units, with all categories enjoying growth.
Tablets and Chromebooks set all-time high shipment records in Q4 2020
“The growth momentum enjoyed by tablets shows just how important easy access to computing power has become in the current time."
Surge in PC demand expected to continue - IDC
The ongoing surge in PC demand is expected to continue as work from home and remote education needs mix with the holiday spending season.
PC market shipments grow 13% to break 10-year record
PC market shipments grew 13% in the third quarter of 2020, breaking a 10-year record, according to new figures released by Canalys.
Work from home demand sees Australian PC market flourish
“The commercial market saw huge demand as businesses, government, and students all moved to working from home and online learning."
IDC: PC and tablet shipments to grow in 2020 before resuming long-term decline
While this recent surge in PC and tablet demand still has some legs, IDC expects the PCD market to decline in 2021 as businesses and consumers continue to deal with the economy uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.
Worldwide tablet PC market surges by 26% in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global shipments of tablets reached 37.5 million units in Q2 2020, a 26% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Canalys.
Acer NZ reports decreased revenue but boosted profits for FY19
The dip in yearly revenue was offset by an 89% increase in operating profit, increasing from $232,344 in FY18 to $440,741 the following year.
There’s hope still for global PC market, Canalys finds
“COVID-19 has given the PC industry a boost. Despite the progress that smartphones and tablets have made in recent years, the need for a high-performance mobile computing device has never been more pronounced."
IDC: PC shipments forecast to decline 12.4% in 2020
"The global economy will face challenges as consumers and businesses cope with financial hardship among other losses, as countries around the world continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic."
IDC: The worst is yet to come for traditional PC market
"This bump in demand may be short lived as many fear the worst is yet to come and this could lead to both consumers and businesses tightening spending in the coming months."
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.
NZ traditional PC market returns to growth - for now
The consumer market outperformed expectations, with some aggressive channel loading by PC vendors.
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.
Detachable tablets return to growth while slate tablets continue decline
Growth for the overall year just remained positive with 1.6 percent year over year growth in 2017, a sharp drop from the 24 percent growth in 2016.
Business demand not enough to prevent further PC market declines
Steady business demand isn't enough to starve off a declining PC market according to the latest figures from Gartner.
HP winner in better than expected Q3 PC market
The traditional PC market has clocked a better than expected result Q3, with HP logging a ‘notable’ growth thanks to big wins in Asia Pacific.
Indian PC market hits all-time low on back of GST implementation
Traditional PC shipments in India have slumped nearly 19% quarter on quarter to an all-time low on the back of the recent GST implementation, IDC says
HP ousts Lenovo to reclaim top spot as PC market continues to decline
HP has reclaimed top spot in the worldwide PC market from Lenovo, which has suffered its biggest year on year shipment declines according to Gartner.
Traditional PC market declines but fares better than expected
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs declined in the first quarter of 2017, but surprisingly the figures are more positive than expected.
Is the end near for some PC vendors as shipments drop to 2007 lows?
Gartner says PC vendors without a strong business play will soon be forced out of the market as shipments drop below 2007 levels. So who will remain?