1PC Sales Continue to Decline Despite Shipment Growth at HP and Dell
Gartner’s latest report of worldwide PC shipments shows that the steady decline in PC sales that started nearly three years ago continued in the 2017 second quarter. According to Gartner, PC shipments declined 4.3 percent year over year. Some of the industry’s most prominent companies, including Apple and Acer, saw their sales tumble. But it wasn’t all bad. Some other PC titans, including HP and Dell, saw their shipments grow year over year. And, much to the benefit of Google, Chromebooks continue to be popular among consumers and enterprise users. Read on to learn more about the state of the PC market in the second quarter, based on data collected by research firm Gartner:
2Worldwide PC Market Continues to Decline
For the 11th straight quarter, worldwide PC shipments were down in the second quarter of 2017. Total shipments for the period hit 61.1 million, a 4.3 percent decline compared to the same period in 2016. PC makers had to boost prices during the quarter due to higher component costs, prompting consumers to think twice about upgrading their computers.
3HP Solidifies Its Position
4Lenovo Isn’t Doing As Well
5Dell Is the Only Other Winner
6What’s Going On With Apple?
7Asus PC Shipments Continue to Falter
8Acer Shipments Dropped Precipitously
9Here’s How the U.S. Is Doing
10HP Was the Top PC Vendor in the U.S. Market
HP was the top vendor in the U.S. last quarter, with 4.3 million shipments and 30.5 percent market share. It was followed by Dell, which had 3.9 million shipments and 27.7 percent share. Apple’s U.S. shipments fell sharply by 9.6 percent year over year to 1.6 million, while Asus’ U.S. shipments slipped nearly 41 percent on the year.
11Chromebook Popularity Is Soaring
Despite broader market troubles in the PC space, Chromebooks are doing well. According to Gartner, Chromebook shipments are “growing much faster than the overall PC market.” Sales of cloud-connected Chromebooks are experiencing double-digit growth while the traditional PC business is on the downswing, it noted.