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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 | Apr 13, 2015 01:46 am 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.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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