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Market Share Alert: Preliminary PC Market Results, Worldwide, 4Q12 and 2012

Published: 11 January 2013

ID: G00246993

Analyst(s): Mikako Kitagawa , George Shiffler III, Isabelle Durand, Raphael Vasquez , Lillian Tay, Ranjit Atwal , Martin Reynolds , Tracy Tsai , Kanae Maita


Worldwide PC shipments declined 4.9% in 4Q12 compared with 4Q11, and declined 3.5% in 2012 compared with 2011.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Overview of Worldwide and Regional 4Q12 Results
    • Structural Shift of PC Market
    • Could Weak Holiday Sales Be the New Norm?
    • Windows 8 Only Minimally Impacted PC Shipments
    • Vendor Performance for 4Q12
  • Regional Drill-Down, 4Q12
    • EMEA
    • Asia/Pacific
    • United States
  • Market Data

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