Is The PC Era On Brim Of Extinction?

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 10:10 Hrs
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Bangalore: 2013 might be the most eventful year for the PC industry since its inception. Dell, after suffering loss went private in a $24.9 billion buyout led by company founder Michael Dell; while in India, Wipro and HCL ended their year old PC business. Meanwhile Apple launched Mac Pro, the most powerful computer in its series; Microsoft released Windows 8.1, the redeeming update to Windows 8. Other than the first ever worst PC shipments in a decade, the year also spelt revival of PC industry with new innovations in the area.



Speaking of doom, Gartner’s third quarter report on the PC industry showed an 8.6 percent decline from the same period last year, resulting in 80.3 million shipments, the lowest ever since the economy crashed in 2008. The worst hit companies include Acer and Asus which witnessed double-digit shipment decline. The performance of Acer even resulted in its Chairman J.T. Wang, resigning from the post. Meanwhile, a better performance by companies likes Lenovo, HP and DEL, which hold the top three positions respectively have sparked the revival hopes.



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