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October 10, 2013

PC Sales Touch Bottom, 80million shipments lowest since 2008






The PC Industry Shrank Another 9%, Gartner Says | Business Insider India: "Gartner released its quarterly PC report and the news isn't good. But it isn't all bad either.

Worldwide, the PC industry declined another 8.6% to 80.3 million units total. That's the lowest number of PC sold in a quarter since the economy crashed in 2008, Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said."

Lenovo was still the No. 1 biggest vendor worldwide, with nearly 18% share, a position it took from HP last quarter. HP had 17% share, Dell had nearly 12%, Acer had 8% and Asus had 6%.

The good news was that the PC industry actually grew 3.5% over the year-ago quarter in the U.S. This is the "back-to-school" quarter and that's why people were buying more PCs