Death of Windows XP cant quite reverse slowing PC sales
Posted on: 04/10/2014 10:51 AM

The official end to Windows XP support may have sent many companies into a panic, but it was good news for PC manufacturers this winter... well, sort of. Both Gartner and IDC report a big increase in PC shipments during the first quarter

Death of Windows XP cant quite reverse slowing PC sales


From Engadget:
As for the companies that came out on top, it's a familiar story. Market share gains largely went to major players like Lenovo, Dell and HP, while the biggest blows came to a long-suffering Acer as well as small vendors. What happens next is less than certain, though. Gartner believes that the tablet boom isn't hurting PCs as much as it used to, and expects upgrades from XP to help shipments over the course of 2014. IDC, meanwhile, isn't so optimistic. Although the outfit sees the tablet market slowing down as it matures, it's not anticipating a turnaround for computers any time soon.



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