January 13, 2018
US shoppers abandon PC makers in hour of need
Global sales fall for 13th straight quarter.
America’s PC market sneezed in Q4 calendar and the rest of the world caught a cold: global sales declined in the final three months of last year, stats from Gartner indicated – although rival IDC did not concur.
Shipments into the channel – retailers and tech distributors – dropped 2 per cent year-on-year to 71.6 million, according to Gartner. This was based on growth in Asia and Latin America, a minor decline in EMEA and an 8 per cent drop in the US.