Sales of personal computer (PCs) are facing continuous decline in times of strong tablet sales. It has been estimated by Gartner, a research firm, that the sale of PCs decreased 0.1% in the second quarter of the year.
Gartner has reported that overall 87.5 million units of PCs, excluding tablet PCs, have been sold in the second quarter of 2012.
“In the second quarter of 2012, the PC market suffered through its seventh consecutive quarter of flat to single-digit growth,” said Mikako Kitagawa, analyst at Gartner.
According to Kitagawa, despite of the introduction of thin and lightweight notebooks, i.e. ultrabooks, this industry is not doing very outstanding.
“Consumers are less interested in spending time on PCs as there are other technology products and services, such as the latest smartphones and media tablets that they are purchasing,” she added.
“This is more of a trend in the mature market as PCs are highly saturated in these markets.”
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is on top in international PC market with 14.9% of market share. Lenovo is on second position with 14.7% of market share. Acer Group and Dell are at the third and fourth position with 11% and 10.7% of market share respectively.
In another report by ABI Research, tablet PCs would have the major market share by 2016 and notebook PC sales will go down.
Via: News Australia