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Monday, June 13, 2016

PC Sales Even Bigger Slump

PC Sales Even Worse Than Expected As Free Windows 10 Update Delays Hardware Upgrades

Todd Bishop | June 9, 2016

[Blogger's note: Some articles listed here blame Microsoft as the cause of the slump and others say the slump is hurting Microsoft. The reason likely lies elsewhere: mobiles and tablets are much better and cloud services are greatly improved.]
Are you buying new PCs less frequently than you did in the past? You’re not alone. Worldwide PC shipments are now projected to decline by 7.3 percent this year, 2 percentage points worse than previously expected, according to a new forecast this morning from the IDC research firm.
One factor cited by IDC: Many computer users are delaying hardware upgrades and instead refreshing their existing machines with the free Windows 10 upgrade offer from Microsoft, which is scheduled to expire toward the end of next month. 

"PC sales fall to lowest level since 2007, analysts hope for 2016 recovery." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (PC Sales Off to a Terrible Start in 2016, but Apple Inc. Comes Out Ahead. Global PC shipments continue to collapse, but there could be some light on the horizon. April 19,, 2016) and (Microsoft Windows hurt by PC sales slump. April 22, 2016)>

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