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Analysts: PC market shrunk up to 6.7% in Q1, businesses stop upgrading

With businesses stopping their upgrades from Windows XP, analysts have noticed the PC market shrunk between 5.2-6.7% in Q1 2015

By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 13, 2015 @ 1:46 CDT

According to analysts Gartner and IDC, the computer market has shrunk over Q1 2015 by between 5.2% and 6.7%. The analysts say this is due to many companies halting their OS upgrades from Windows XP.

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Many businesses that wanted to modernize their PCs have already done so, so they've stopped this upgrade path and the market is feeling it. The IDC is claiming that Q1 2015 witnessed the lowest volume of PC shipments since the beginning of 2009, which is a big call considering that the world was still feeling the global financial crisis (GFC) at the time.

But, it's not all doom and gloom as companies like Lenovo and ASUS are seeing a big resurgence, thanks to the two companies pushing into larger Windows tablets - according to Gartner's report, anyway. Acer, Dell and many other system builders are still looking into troubles - but there is hope: Windows 10 is nearly here, which should see gamers, businesses and everyone in between upgrading.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com


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