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Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Decline 9.6pct in Q1 2016

     
5:11 pm on Apr 12, 2016 (gmt 0)

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In what appears to be a continuing trend, PC shipments are continuing to decline. These estimates are based upon desktop PCs, notebook PCs and ultramobile premium devices.

People are just not upgrading like they used to. In addition, that old PC I bought seven years back is still working really well. It used to be you'd upgrade because the PC would not have the hardware power required for the latest software. In addition, hard drives were never big enough.

Throw into the mix the continuing growth in mobile, and people are only upgrading when they really need to.

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 64.8 million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 9.6 percent decline from the first quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This was the sixth consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines, and the first time since 2007 that shipment volume fell below 65 million units. Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Decline 9.6pct in Q1 2016 [gartner.com]


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8:31 pm on Apr 12, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Parts quality has gone up big time as well, things don't break like they used to.

Gaming is still a major driving force, and PC gaming is growing big time.
4:03 am on Apr 13, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Also, there really hasn't been any next big thing in the hardware world to inspire new purchases. Other than getting a machine with more RAM, I really don't need a new PC.
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Yep, I'll wait and see what Mr. Intel produces in newer chips/sockets, and how they will be received by the "firsters".
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Also, there really hasn't been any next big thing in the hardware world to inspire new purchases. Other than getting a machine with more RAM, I really don't need a new PC.


GAMING...this year.... VR!


Yep, I'll wait and see what Mr. Intel produces in newer chips/sockets, and how they will be received by the "firsters".


watching intel is like watching grass grow, you are better off watching AMD and nvidia.. AMD this year.. ZEN...their new sockets and even old socket refresh.

AM4, FM3, refreshing FM2+ to the point of encroaching on the FX line with the 880K...wraith coolers .. power for price AMD is on fire on all fronts......intel keeps pushing the snooze button.
 

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