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Mac sales grew by 4.5% amid falling global PC market

The world market for personal computers continues to stagnate, despite all the efforts of PC manufacturers, the report of the analytical company Gartner. Despite the trends, Apple has managed to increase its share in the first quarter.

According to given data, in the first three months of 2017, the producers put 62,180 million PCs, which is 2.4% less than shipments in the same period of 2016. The demand for computers has affected the delivery of Asus, Acer and other manufacturers of the TOP 10 vendors. Thus, the share of Asus fell by 14%, and the decline of supply from 5.2 million to 4.2 million PCs.

Apple fared better than most competitors. The Mac maker has increased its share by 4.5%, having increased shipments for the year from 4 million to 4.21 million computers. During the reporting period, Apple took a share of 6.8%. The company closes the top five leaders of the market of personal computers.

According to Gartner, Lenovo has become a leader in the global PC market, registering a share of 19.9% (in units) in the first three months of 2017. HP, which held the first place, fell back to second with 19.5 per cent. Dell shipments rose 3.4% – the third place (15%).

“The traditional PC market is undergoing a difficult phase: competition with smartphones and tablets, as well as increase the life cycle has led to a decline in PC shipments by 30% relative to the peak values of 2011, analysts said. – However, users typically only delay the refresh your PC instead of having to abandon them in favor of other devices. Consumer demand will remain under pressure, although growth in some segments like PC gaming, and the saturation of the markets of tablets and smartphones will contribute to stabilization in the consumer sector”.

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Statistics Gartner include delivery to traditional desktops, laptops and workstations.

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