“The demand for tablets is causing interest in PCs to dwindle significantly, while Windows 8 has failed to drum up much interest, dragging down industry giants such as HP and Acer, as sales slump, although Apple and Lenovo are managing to buck the trend,” Dan Worth writes for V3.
“Figures from Gartner showed in the first quarter of 2013 worldwide PC shipments fell by 11 percent when compared to Q1 2012, falling from 89.1 million to 79.2 million. In Europe shipments plummeted to 23.2 million, down from 27.7 million in 2012,” Worth writes. “Worldwide, HP suffered the most, seeing its market share fall from 17.2 percent to 14.8, as shipments dropped form 15 million to 11.6 million. In Europe this led to a fall from 5.7 million shipments to 3.9 million. ”
Worth writes, “In the US, meanwhile, Apple maintained a position in the top five, ahead of Toshiba and Lenovo, with 1.7 million devices shipped, up from 1.5 million in 2012. This gave it a market share of 11.6 percent. These figures do not include iPads, showing the firm’s Mac range is performing strongly. ”
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