According to Gartner report, the worldwide PC shipments saw a drop to 80.3 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an 8.6 percent decrease from the same period last year while the similar-cum-something better report also released by IDC showing slightly better results. As per IDC, Lenovo tops the chart with 17.3 percent market share, while HP is on second position with 17.1 percent. Dell stands at third position with 11.7 percent market share. On the other hand, as per Gartner, Lenovo tops the chart with 17.6 percent market share, with HP standing on second position with 17.1 percent market share. Dell here also stands at third position with 11.6 percent market share while Acer stands at 8.3 percent market share.
“The third quarter was pretty close to forecast, which unfortunately doesn’t reflect much improvement in the PC market, or potential for near-term growth,” said Loren Loverde, Vice President Worldwide PC Trackers. “Whether constrained by a weak economy or being selective in their tech investments, buyers continue to evaluate options and delay PC replacements. Despite being a little ahead of forecast, and the work that’s being done on new designs and integration of features like touch, the third quarter results suggest that there’s still a high probability that we will see another decline in worldwide shipments in 2014.”
“The third quarter is often referred to as the ‘back-to-school’ quarter for PC sales, and sales this quarter dropped to their lowest volume since 2008,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. “Consumers’ shift from PCs to tablets for daily content consumption continued to decrease the installed base of PCs both in mature as well as in emerging markets. A greater availability of inexpensive Android tablets attracted first-time consumers in emerging markets, and as supplementary devices in mature markets.”