What can be called the largest decline of PC sales in last 20 years, has knocked the market and badly hit the sales of desktop and laptop computers. The reason is consumers are choosing the cheaply available smartphones and portable tablets than PCs. Prior to this, the largest decline in PC sales was seen in 1994.
As per the research of International Data Corp, the first quarter of this year had 76.3 Million PC sales which is a decline of 14%, hence exceeding the forecast decline of 7.7%.
HP suffered the largest drop in worldwide supply, which was 24% as per International Data Corp reports. Dell on the other hand suffered 11% decline.
Jay Chou (Research Analyst, International Data Corp) said :
Users are finding Windows 8 to offer a compromised experience that doesn’t excel either as a new mobile interface or in a classic desktop interface. As a result, many users find a decline in the traditional PC experience without gaining much from new features like touch. The result is that many consumers are worried about upgrading to Windows 8, to say nothing of business users who are still just getting into Windows 7.