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Market Share Alert: Preliminary, PCs, Worldwide, 1Q18

Published: 11 April 2018

ID: G00356242

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


Owing to weakness in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, the PC market declined 1.4% in 1Q18 — its 14th consecutive quarter decline in a six-year slump, despite the top four vendors seeing year-over-year growth. Technology strategic planners should prepare for potential recovery of the market in 2019.

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What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • Top-Line Analysis: 1Q18
    • Vendors Continue to Shift to the Premium End of the Market With Higher ASPs

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