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PC sales plunge 20.6% in Q1 on poor govt orders: Gartner

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 18:56

The first quarter of 2014 has started a poor note for the domestic PC market- both desk as well as mobile based computers- as sales plunged 20.6 percent to 1.9 million units over the same period last year.

Windows XP end-of-support boosting PC demand: Citi

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 20:11

Microsoft's decision to end its support to the decade-plus-old Windows XP operating system is reportedly driving up sales of PC in the US and other mature markets, a new report by Citi has revealed.

India PC mkt grew 4.8% in 2013 but 2014 looks grim: IDC

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 15:28

Amid a slack in demand due to weak economic growth, PC sales in India grew by 4.8 percent annually last year to 11.5 million units on the back of special projects by various state governments, research firm IDC said Tuesday.

2014 to be challenging for PC sales: IDC

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:47

PC sales are expected to face yet another challenging year during 2014 because of pressures from devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as spill-over of economic and political uncertainties of last year, research firm IDC said.

PC sales likely to get boost in Q3 of 2014

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 14:19

A huge order for base components of Personal Computers has indicated that PC sales might get a boost in the third quarter of 2014.

HP may cut 34,000 jobs by Oct this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 20:52

However, details on which locations would be impacted by the decision were not disclosed.

India PC sales up 8% to 3.24 mn units

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 17:48

However, on sequential basis, the market saw a fall.

Currency volatility in India brings down PC shipments in APAC

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 15:02

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (APAC) fell by over 11 percent to 28.1 million units in the July-September quarter this year due to currency volatilities, especially in India and Indonesia, research firm Gartner said.

Phablets will start eating into tablet sales over 12-18 months

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:29

Phablets, which are smartphones with larger screens, will start to cannibalise into the market share of tablets over the next 12-18 months, research firm IDC said.

PC sales may remain muted in Jul-Sept: IDC

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 14:11

However, it projected that consumer PC sales may light-up in the same period helped by the upcoming festive season.

PC market grew only 5% in 2012-13: MAIT

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 15:10

“The overall IT hardware industry scenario seems to be on a conservative side with most of the markets posting either a muted growth or decline. The year 2012-13 has been the year for tablet PC with consumers preferring tablet over PC as their replacement.

Uncertainty in India, China affecting Asia/Pacific PC mkt: IDC

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 12:17

Asia Pacific PC market reported tepid sales in April-June 2013 due to a slowing economy in China pulling the entire region down despite growth in India that saw shipments for a large education notebook project.