PC sales drop consecutively for the sixth quarter

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Sales of personal computers have gone down for the sixth consecutive quarter at the beginning of 2016. It has dropped to a level not seen after 2007, a market tracker said on Monday.

Figures released by International Data Corporation (IDC), today, indicated a further deterioration, with PC shipments during the first quarter of 2016 down at 11.5 per cent y-o-y to 60.6 million units.

Gartner, another research firm has reported a 9.6 per cent drop in PC sales during the first quarter as compared to last year when it was 64.7 million units.

“In the short term, the PC market must still grapple with limited consumer interest and competition from other infrastructure upgrades in the commercial market,” Research Manager, IDC Worldwide PC Tracker, Jay Chou was quoted by AFP as saying.

To the above quote, Chou continued “Nevertheless, IDC still projects total business IT spending to grow compared to 2015, and as we head toward the end of 2016, things should start picking up in terms of Windows 10 pilots turning into actual PC purchases.”

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