PC Market Expected to Decline in 2013Added: Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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The personal computer slump is here to stay. The industry observers predict that shipments of personal computers will decline by 1.3% this year, on top of a 3.7% decline last year. Talking about numbers, approximately 345 million computers will be shipped in 2013.
Unfortunately, Windows 8 failed to rekindle interest in personal computers and the industry experts think that the lukewarm reception of Microsoft’s new operating system will keep plaguing the market. In the meantime, the users are still going after tablets, while Microsoft has had little luck pushing Windows RT and Windows 8 in the tablet space.
According to the estimations of the market observers, sales of desktop computers are expected to slow down in all markets. However, sales of portable PCs might increase in emerging markets. In other words, it’s quite good news for the producers of mid range and entry level laptops, as well as to some extent AMD, slated to introduce some very competitive low-end APUs soon. Nevertheless, it is still sad news for both Intel and AMD, because they will not cash in on the tablet craze in 2013.
According to IDC vice president Loren Loverde, increase in emerging markets has also slowed considerably. He also pointed out that the consumers are still choosing more portable alternatives over personal computers (tablets). Despite the fact that the PC makers do not consider tablets – with limited local storage, file system, and lesser focus on traditional productivity as functional competitors to personal computers, they are still winning consumer dollars, offering mobility and consumer appeal nevertheless. The only good news is that sales are predicted to pick up in the end of 2013, with Microsoft cutting support for Windows XP.
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Friday, March 22nd, 2013
|What, no comments yet!!!|
Shipping ready made PCs is one thing. But what about people like me who build their own. I have seen a massive increase in the amount of people learning to build their own PCs. As i recall, these people don't want to pay over the odds for a PC with low specs and have windows 8 forced on them.
Building your own PC get you the specs you want, while saving a fair bit of cash. You also get to use the operating system YOU want, without any bloatware.
|Well said c4charlie, like you I build what I need and so far it has not being a waste of time most of my family and friends have what they want not what is pushed by shops. and they all saved money and got everything they want (I know it was said twice but it was worth saying) BUILD YOUR OWN AND SAVE MONEY !!|
|posted by (2013-03-23 08:57:50)|
|i just built my own pc....and it cost less then half of what the retailers are pushing on you...|
|posted by (2013-03-23 10:32:14)|
|I strongly agree with you DIY folks, I'd rather build my own PC and upgrade it at my own pace as my budget allows, to get the machine I want with whatever I want running inside it.|
For starters I recently bought a Compaq Presario SR1810NX with its AMD Semp 3200+ processor and although it just has 512mb ram I can upgrade the ram to 4gb... an old dino machine, but for now it's running damn good for my CG modeler programs and video editing. The machine only cost me $25 Used from a local Craigslist ad in my region.
While the PC Market is declining at korporate big-box retailers and distributors, the 2nd-Hand/Used PC market is flourishing quite happily amongst local regional online fleamarkets such as Craigslist and at neighborhood pawnshops.
So There! Kiss my Grits, MicroSh*tz! lol
|Custome PC's are cheaper, you get what you want and no bloatware crap either, i build pc's myself|
|posted by (2013-03-24 11:02:57)|
|Everyone is waiting for Intel Haswell. Noone buys AMD's crappy CPU's and AMD's GPU Radeon 7xxx brand from oct. 2011 (6xxx oct. 2010) is getting to old for the prices they asked as are Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU's.|
So "PC Market" currently only offers old crap for the money and Windows 8 isnt for PC anyway we hear from critics (i agree too).
Nothing to boost for and nothing to boost with.
Its a wonder "PC Market" is still up at 95%...
|posted by (2013-03-24 14:18:53)|
|PCs decline, yes, but it won't totally die.... All the content being created for use on tablets, phones, are done using the PC. Corporate offices still need to work with PCs.|
|posted by (2013-03-24 17:50:32)|
|quad core tablets!! no wonder pcs are going to the dogs,, i think ost pcs will last longer due to not being used as much, me i love my gtab!|
and intel is wayyy overpriced, again no onwder its gone to poo
|As more and more businesses move to a VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) we will see the PC market make a sharp decline. Ironically, we're making a move back to the 70's and 80's where the users used "dumb" terminals and all the actual processing occurred back on the mainframe. Though now days the terminals aren't quit so dumb. Frankly, they probably have the equivalent processing power of the million dollar mainframes from back then.|
|posted by (2013-03-26 08:58:26)|
|I think it only appears that pc's are on the decline because of the inundation of the smartphone. I will use a pc over a smart(for some) phone anyday as it does what i want when i need it to. I dont need to be playing with photoshop on my phone and things like that...i see that as just wasting your energy. Even if they make a tablet that is as fast as the pc i have now i still dont think i would switch. I like the keyboard and the screen and the sound of the fan and holding the mouse and all the stuff that goes with it|
|Re-up "c4charlie"! People who don't know cpu's would be better off paying a small shop, a small fee, to custom build the PC. Still would cost way less, be a much better machine, a give independent small PC shops some business. Why give the money to Best Buy or Walmart, and companies like HP and Sony for nothing? I am not against business, but over-paying for crap...is always a crap idea||
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