Forecast Alert: Worldwide PC Forecast Downgraded as PC Market Hit by Disruptive Forces

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Summary

Gartner is lowering its PC unit growth forecast, based on expectations of weaker demand both in the short and long term. Ultimately, an array of alternative devices and computing delivery models will have multiple impacts on the PC industry.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Findings: Top-Line Results
    • Emerging Markets Continue to Drive Growth
    • Consumer Wallet Continues to Shrink
    • Challenge of Emerging Devices
    • Extended Life Cycle Impact
    • Uptake of Thin Clients
    • Mature Economies Still Under Pressure
    • PC Forecast Data Update
  • Recommended Reading
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