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Chip sales slowing rapidly, says Gartner

9/15/2011 01:28 PM EDT
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agk
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agk   9/19/2011 9:51:09 AM
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The main reson for PC sales dip is almost the existing PC's are fast enough to perform applications in an acceptable time scale. More faster can not be handled by users. or other words more faster will not make much difference. So users are not going for new PC's. Soon this market will become for mostly the new buyers.

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Neo10   9/19/2011 3:35:28 AM
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It says rapidly since they projected the sales to grow 5.1% so it's like a 5% drop in shipments/sales which is substantial. The surprise is why PC sales dipped to half, with new cores from Intela dn AMD and lackluster sales in 2010, the expectation was it would be real healthy. Does this portend the fact that finally Tablets are taking up the PC space?

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DrQuine   9/18/2011 3:06:12 PM
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"Chip sales slowing rapidly, says Gartner" by 0.1%. The headline seems more dramatic than the data which suggests "Chip sales flat in 2011." I wonder what the margin of error is in this prediction. Does it actually encompass the possibility of a larger decline and a small increase?

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goafrit   9/16/2011 8:02:16 PM
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I think so with all the troubles in the economy. hope it stays at only 0.1%

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billa4   9/16/2011 12:25:41 PM
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This 0.1% decline of market not impact on manufactures but PC and DDR product producers have face hard time running and emerging tablet pc and smart phones technology so pc makers unveil advance features to customers.

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fdunn0   9/16/2011 12:18:05 AM
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It is a buyers market on DRAM and on certain types of FLASH memory since there is a glut of chips. This is a natural cycle, albeit worse due to the financial issues most people face. Now is the time to stock up on mid-high end DRAM since the premium parts still demand premium prices. It is also a time to stock up on mid-high end hard drives (not enterprise 10k or 15k rpm). So stock up for your future builds!

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pconti   9/15/2011 11:24:11 PM
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It may be a significant change from the PREDICTION, but a 0.1% decline from last year's revenue will be welcome news if that is all the industry drops.....

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