pc market

  • The PC Market Stabilizes

    The PC Market Stabilizes

    Is the PC market growing or shrinking? It depends on who you ask. As TechCrunch wrote yesterday, tracking firm Gartner reports that PC sales were up 1 percent globally in the final quarter of 2014. However, IDC, another company that keeps tabs on the sales of electronics, noted a 2.4 percent decline. I highlight both numbers as they are essentially a wash — Gartner claims 83.75… Read More

  • Tablet Growth Now Expected To Be Flat In North America And Europe This Year

    Tablet Growth Now Expected To Be Flat In North America And Europe This Year

    Tablet growth in the North American and European markets will be flat this year, according to IDC. The group revised its estimates after what it called a “second quarter of softer than expected demand.” The tablet market, which IDC counts as tablets and 2-in-1 devices, will grow by a slim 6.5 percent globally. In 2014, around 233 million tablets and 2-in-1 devices will be sold… Read More

  • Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

    Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

    Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year period. In comparison, the lager smartphone market grew from 240.5 million… Read More

  • Intel And Microsoft Hit 12- And 14-Year Highs On Strength Of Improving PC Market

    Intel And Microsoft Hit 12- And 14-Year Highs On Strength Of Improving PC Market

    We’re apparently in the pre-Post PC market. The PC market has almost stabilized, and its re-found salubrity is helping players in the space. Intel and Microsoft both notched big gains today in the wake of Intel’s positive earnings report that came after the bell yesterday. Intel rose 9.27 percent during regular trading, pushing its market capitalization to $172.28 billion. Read More

  • The PC Market Has Its Strongest Quarter In Recent Memory

    The PC Market Has Its Strongest Quarter In Recent Memory

    Personal computers, long an ailing member of the larger technology market, had a strong second quarter. After consistent quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market was either up 0.1 percent, or down a modest 1.7 percent in the period, according to Gartner and IDC, respectively. In the United States, the PC market was up around 7 percent in the quarter, again according to the two firms. Read More

  • Intel Rises 5.5% After-Hours On Raised Q2 And Full-Year Revenue Expectations

    Intel Rises 5.5% After-Hours On Raised Q2 And Full-Year Revenue Expectations

    After ending regular trading all but flat today, Intel is up 5.47 percent after-hours on the strength of new guidance for its second quarter and full-year revenue, and a slight change to its gross margin. For the second quarter, Intel expects revenue of $13.7 billion, plus or minus $300 million. This is greater than its prior expectation of $13 billion, plus or minus $500 million. So, on the… Read More

  • PC Market Posts Smaller Than Expected Q1 Declines On Strength Of Windows XP’s Demise

    PC Market Posts Smaller Than Expected Q1 Declines On Strength Of Windows XP’s Demise

    Data out from tracking groups point to a slightly rosier picture of the PC market than expected in the first calendar quarter of 2014: Gartner estimates a Q1 decline of 1.7 percent in shipments of PCs; IDC estimates a 4.4 percent decline. That IDC number bests its forecast of a 5.3 percent decline. Read More

  • The PC Market And The 300 Million Mark

    The PC Market And The 300 Million Mark

    Today IDC predicted that the PC market will contract by 6% in 2014, and will continue to decline at least into 2018. Unit volume according to IDC would slip from 315.1 million units in 2013, to 291.7 in 2018. The figures include traditional PCs — laptops, desktops, and so forth — but exclude Surface devices, Android tablets, and iPads. In short, IDC’s predictions now expect… Read More

  • PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3

    PC Market Beats Expectations, Slips 7.6% In Q3

    According to IDC, the PC market contracted 7.6 percent in the third quarter. The group had expected a 9.5 percent decline, so the quarter outperformed expectations. In the United States, the PC market was essentially flat during the quarter, with unit volume falling a mere 0.2 percent compared to the year prior. That fact, coupled with rising device volume for the three largest OEMs, provides… Read More