What is going on ? PC sales fell by 1.7% in the second quarter






According to data provided by IDC (International Data Corporation), global PC sales for the second quarter of this year totaled 74.7 million units, down 1.7% from last year. These results reflect the lowest decline recorded since the second quarter of 2012, at a time that mini PCs and notebooks suffered a serious decline in sales due to the massive emergence of tablets on the market.

PC sales continue to decline, but at a much slower rate than expected (it was estimated, a drop in PC sales at  7.1%), which means definitely good news. We’ve talked about this before, but it is clear that the large precursor that sales are still better than expected is Microsoft, as it is set to stop supporting Windows XP this has forced companies to renew almost inevitably thousand of their systems to continue receiving security updates.

These preliminary data are presented IDC:

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According to Bloomberg:

Worldwide personal-computer shipments fell 1.7 percent in the second quarter, a smaller drop than estimated as demand in the U.S., Europe and Canada helped make up for declines in Asia, researcher IDC said.