View Full Version : The PC market is shrinking again as companies stop upgrading

April 12th, 2015, 21:08
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It's not a good time to be a PC maker... especially if you cater to the corporate crowd. Both Gartner (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3026217) and IDC (http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25551715) estimate that the computer market shrank between 5.2 to 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, in part because many companies stoppedupgrading from Windows XP (http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/10/pc-shipments-q1-2014/). Simply put, many of the businesses that wanted to modernize already have -- they're not propping up the market like they were for a good chunk of 2014. IDC goes so far as to claim that this was the lowest volume of PC shipments since the start of 2009, which is no mean feat given that the world was still reeling from an economic collapse at the time.