Posted by cnetwork On Thursday, January 12, 2012 0 comments
According to an IDC study of PC market U.S. had "the second worst year in history", while sales fell by 4.9% compared to 2010.
The reasons for this decline include poor economy, the flooding in Thailand which caused problems regarding component stocks, and more fierce competition that tablets and smartphones make to the classic PC.
Despite this, industry experts expect that the PC to return to growth later this year. This is because the second half of 2012 will bring new products and technologies that will kick off a new evonomic cycle to this market.
Worldwide sales of PCs dropped too. At the level of the fourth quarter, 92.7 million PCs were shipped worldwide, with 0.2% fewer than the same period of 2010.
( by byetech staff )