Q1 PC Shipments Plummet to Third of Global Total

This decline in PC shipments highlights the devastating effect the pandemic has had on businesses around the globe. With so many workers unable to access information and technology, companies have been forced to do away with outdated equipment in order to save money. This trend will likely continue as more people contracted H1N1 in Q1 and are less able to work.

Since the pandemic began, consumer behavior has shifted dramatically. People are no longer spending freely because they do not know when their turn will come. This trend is likely to continue as more people realize that it may be a while before they can go back out and about. Consequently, vendors have seen an increase in unsold inventory – and this problem is expected to worsen into Q3.

Channel inventory is high and likely to stay that way for the next few months. This means that there will be substantial discounts on TVs, monitors, and peripherals available until the end of the year. So if you’re in the market for a new television or monitor, now is a great time to buy!

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Some experts say that if a global pandemic hits in 2020 or 2021, the laptops and desktops bought by people during those years will be to blame. These systems typically have a life span of three to five years, and many people are likely content with their machines for at least that long. If the pandemic hits before these systems hit their expiration date, they may become worthless when used in the aftermath of an outbreak.

While the PC industry may be seeing constant decline in sales, it is not impossible for it to rebound. With economic troubles constantly looming, people may be hesitant to purchase major items such as laptops and desktops. However, tablets have seen a decline in sales (34%) which could signal that consumers are gravitating towards more economical options. Overall however, there has been a decline in total PC sales across all platforms – desktop (28%), laptop (-34%) and tablet (-32%). Although this can seem worrisome at first glance, the likelihood of an overall comeback is high with continuing economic instability.

Vendor Market Share growth has slowed over the past few years but continues to be buoyed by Apple’s dominance in the smartphone and laptop markets respectively. Cupertino is still seeing a surge in sales of its newest product, the M1 chip which is helping to offset declines in other segments.

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Lenovo, HP and Dell are all big players in the computer industry, but Apple has managed to take fourth place on both lists. The company’s slump is likely due to competition from Asus and other manufacturers.

It seems that both firms agree that there is reason for cautious optimism heading into the end of 2017 and early 2018. The good news is that by 2024, an aging installed base will start coming up for refresh. The bad news is if the economy is trending upwards by then, we may see significant market upside as consumers look to refresh, schools seek to replace worn down Chromebooks, and businesses move to Windows 11. However, if recession in key markets drags on into next year, recovery could be a slog.

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