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Weak PC market in Q1 surprises Gartner

4/14/2011 04:54 PM EDT
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daleste
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daleste   4/16/2011 7:16:29 PM
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Good comments. For it to be a surprise that PC shipments are down is incompetence. With all of the smart phones and tablet choices now, there has to be a reduction in the need for desktop and laptop computers. Of course, as I type this, I have my desktop, 3 laptops and my blackberry...

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Duane Benson   4/15/2011 4:50:43 PM
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There has been more of an expansion of choice in the light-weight computing segment in the last few years than there has been in quite a while. Between netbooks, low-cost traditional notebooks, smart phones and now tablets, there are now more options to satisfy that low end. I don't think its much of a case of the tablets and smart phones creating a new market so much as it is showing that desktop PCs and traditional notebooks are overkill for many people's computing needs. If you have a desktop at home, do you really need a full-power notebook that takes two minutes to boot up, is awkward to use in many places and at the very least, requires you to be seated? Some do, but far more just need or want web browsing, facebook and a few simple applications.

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elPresidente   4/15/2011 2:17:58 PM
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"Surprises"? Gartner does forecasting. They were aware of the iPad and the imminent lanch of the 2. Hartner weren't surprised, they severely f*cked up....by a 4 point swing. And now they're off analyzing if tablets will affect the PC market like it's a complicated answer that will change the fact thet EVERYBODY is now building iPad-ish computing. Analogous to Motorola Brick phones - are they still in use? Come on Gartner - fire the guy and hire one of the more accurate analysts you let go in the downturn...they deserve a chance amd you get to regain your lost credibility for having missed the biggest inflection point in computing since the KayPro II.

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Peter Clarke   4/15/2011 8:47:52 AM
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@eewiz I would expect Apple's PC unit sales (but not iPhones or iPads) are included in the 35 million others but they do not make it into the top 5 ranked by Gartner.

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eewiz   4/14/2011 6:19:42 PM
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Acer shipments down 12.2%! No wonder CEO was kicked out. BTW Why Apple's numbers are not in the list?

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VincePG   4/14/2011 6:11:05 PM
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Gee go figure, a paid Market Research firm incorrectly predicted the market. Headline news would be if a Market Research firm's predictions proved to be accurate.

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chanj0   4/14/2011 5:54:41 PM
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The tablet PC has been eating the market of regular PC. If people are looking for both powerful PC and portability, they will likely choose a tablet for portability and connect through the tablet to a cloud computer for powerful processing.

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