Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The worst decline in PC Record
Gartner and IDC, two analysts institutions of the world, agreed that the level of computer equipment alias PC shipments globally continues to decline.
In fact, IDC to mention that the rate of PC shipments decreased year-on-year in 2015 the largest.
According to Gartner, global PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 only reached 75.7 million units, down 8.3 percent from the same quarter the previous year.
Meanwhile, the different methods of analysis, IDC noted that the rate of decline year-on-year is slightly larger than Gartner. IDC said PC shipments decline to number 71.9 million units, or about 10.6 percent, compared to the same period in 2014.
Both institutions analyst noted that 2015 as the worst year for the PC market. For the first time since 2008, the rate of PC shipments fell below 300 million units.
Gartner noted that PC shipments in 2015 only reached 288.7 million units, down from 313.6 million units in 2014. IDC did not give the exact figure of the number of annual shipments, but said that number was below 300 million units.
Because smartphones and tablets
Still the same as previous years, both IDC and Gartner concluded that smartphones and tablets have become one of the causes of the decline in PC shipments. Consumers prefer to buy both types of devices rather than PCs.
Wearable devices, such as smart watches and health monitoring tool, also attracted the attention of consumers, especially during the holidays.
"Laptops are no longer a desired gift during the holidays. At the same time, consumers switch to other electronic devices, such as TVs and wearable," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, as ColekcolekTekno summarized from Cnet, on Wednesday (13/1 / 2016).
In addition, IDC also blamed the economic recession which occurred in 2015 and as one of the causes of this decline in PC shipments.
PC shipment figures in 2015 did not show signs of improvement from the previous. However, both Gartner and IDC remains optimistic the PC industry will revive again in 2016. Windows 10 is believed to attract consumers to purchase a PC.
"We continue to believe that the majority of users will buy another PC, motivated new products and prices more attractive. Adoption commercially from Windows 10 is expected to accelerate, and the level of consumer purchasing should be more stable in the second half of 2016," wrote IDC.