PC Market stories
AI-enabled PCs to boost struggling UK computer market
However, the impending end of support for Microsoft's Windows 10, in October 2025, could thwart second-life opportunities for numerous devices.
Intel launches AI Everywhere with advances in AI technology
Intel introduces a new range of AI products, marking a revolutionary shift in their architecture, to accelerate AI implementation worldwide.
PC and tablet markets on the decline, millions of units down - IDC
Declining demand and challenging macro-economic conditions have caused IDC to further lower its forecast for the worldwide PC and tablet markets.
PC shipments grow despite supply chain woes - IDC
Shipments reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of this year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.
PCs and tablets to maintain growth through 2021, but the future is in laptops - IDC forecast
According to a new forecast by IDC, global shipments of PCs are expected to grow 14.2% to 347 million units in 2021.
Chromebook and tablet vendors posting record first-quarter numbers
Chromebook and tablet vendors are posting record first-quarter shipment numbers, according to the latest data from Canalys.
PC & smartphone markets on strong growth trajectory in 2021 - IDC
Worldwide smartphone shipments could achieve a 5.5% growth rate this year - and PC shipment rates will also grow 18.2%.
PC market hits all time high, driven by pandemic-related buying
Global PC market experiences biggest growth in a decade with 10.7% increase in Q4 2020, driven by consumer demand, says Gartner.
New Zealand PC market on the up, despite challenging year
Demand for education devices and discretionary spending drives 24.4% YoY growth in PC shipments in New Zealand, says IDC research.
Canalys: Chromebooks on top of 2020 PC market
Chromebooks were the best performing client PC product in Q3, as shipments grew 122% to a total of 9.4 million – tablets are making a comeback.
IDC: Pandemic drives Kiwi PC market up 40%
The NZ PC market for 2Q20 saw shipments of commercial and consumer PC devices grow by 61.5% YoY and 13% YoY respectively.
Strong second quarter for traditional PC market - IDC
Global PC shipments see strong growth in Q2 2020, driven by demand for notebooks during work-from-home and e-learning, according to IDC.
There’s hope still for global PC market, Canalys finds
PC market expected to improve in Q2-Q4 despite COVID-19 impact, with smaller YoY declines than Q1, says Canalys.
Canalys: Apple hardest hit by PC pandemic shock
Of the top five PC vendors, Apple was hit hardest in Q1 as its shipments fell by over 20% to 3.2 million units.
Why you might want to buy tech right now
Manufacturing disruption, closed borders, remote working and learning, economic downturn - it might pay to get that purchase in now.
IDC: PC market will also be hit by COVID-19
The long list of ICT markets that are being disrupted by the virus’ effect on manufacturing includes desktops, laptops, workstations and tablets.
Gartner: APAC misses out on global PC market growth
Despite a surprise year of worldwide growth for the PC market, Asia Pacific saw its fifth straight quarter of decline in 4Q19.
2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors
With the first year of full-year growth since 2011, Lenovo, HP and Dell took the lion’s share with 65% of the global PC market.
IDC: PC shipments to see a temporary boost
Shipments of personal computing devices expected to see modest growth in 2019 followed by a continued decline through 2023.
Traditional PC market continues growth despite issues in the supply chain
Global PC market grows despite supply woes, Lenovo leads.
Smartphone market at 'tipping point' while PC landscape is changing
PCs and mobiles face a slump as Gartner predicts a 3.7% drop in device shipments due to tech saturation.
NZ traditional PC market returns to growth - for now
NZ's traditional PC market rebounds, up 1.1% in Q2 2019.
IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Traditional PC market surges 4.7% in 2Q19, beating forecasts amidst trade tensions and looming Windows 7 EOS.
Gartner: ANZ IT spending continues to outstrip global average
Australia will see a 3.1% increase in IT spending, while NZ should expect 2.3%. This is compared to global growth of just 0.6%.