Educational Technology

March 15, 2014

PCs See ‘Most Severe Contraction on Record’

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:36 am

By David Nagel, THE Journal

The PC market tanked last year, but not quite as badly as expected. Overall PC shipments fell 9.8 percent in 2103, slightly better than the 10.1 percent decline previously forecast by market research firm IDC. The drop was the “most severe contraction on record,” IDC reported in its Quarterly PC Tracker, and it’s won’t be the last. IDC said long-term growth will be slightly below negative for the PC market, with a 6.1 percent decline expected this year and a 0.8 percent decline forecast for 2015. Worldwide PC shipments hit 315.1 million units in 2013. That’s expected to drop again to 295.9 million in 2014. By 2018, that figure will have slid further to 291.7 million, according to IDC’s latest forecast.

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