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Market Share Alert: Preliminary, PCs, Worldwide, 3Q17

Published: 10 October 2017

ID: G00343672

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich , Kanae Maita, Annette Jump , Mikako Kitagawa , David Glenn, Andrew Neff , Lillian Tay, Tracy Tsai , Bruno Lakehal


Despite an upward trend in business PCs, PC shipments fell 3.6% in 3Q17 — the 12th consecutive quarter of decline in a slump dating to 2Q12, reflecting marked weakness in the U.S. and stabilization elsewhere. Technology strategic planners can use this report to help them identify profitable niches.

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What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Top-Line Analysis: 3Q17
    • Regional Results
    • Back to School No Longer PC Buying Season for Consumers
    • Windows 10 Refresh Among SMBs Could Lead the Business PC Growth
    • Business Desktops Experienced Stability
    • Continuous Price Pressure From the Component Shortage
  • Vendor Analysis: 3Q17
    • Top Vendor Results

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