December
03
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Report: PC Market Expected to Plunge in 2014

Industry analysts predict that the personal computer market will experience a continued decline as we approach 2014, according to an article published by PC World.

The International Data Corporation (IDC) an American market research, analysis and advisory firm, reports that with a 15 percent drop in consumer PC sales, the market is expected to fall 10 percent by the close of this year – the greatest decrease in history, according to the article.

The article states that IDC had previously predicted a 9.7 percent decline after a slow sales showing of Windows 8.1.

Jay Chou, a senior research analyst, at IDC, is quoted in the article to say, ”Perhaps the chief concern for future PC demand is a lack of reasons to replace an older system. PC usage has not moved significantly beyond consumption and productivity tasks to differentiate PCs from other devices.

As a result, PC lifespans continue to increase, thereby limiting market growth“, said Chou. In their reports, IDC has defined a “PC” as desktop computers, notebooks and other hybrid devices that can be used in “clamshell and tablet mode”, according to the article.

Read more details about this expected change in the PC market here in the full article at PC World online.

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