12px13px15px17px
Date:12/10/18

Lenovo reclaims the #1 spot in PC Rankings in Q3 2018, according to IDC

Preliminary results for the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) show that shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled nearly 67.4 million units, marking a decline of 0.9% in year-on-year terms, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. Unlike 2Q18, which grew, the 3Q18 results nonetheless outperformed the forecast which called for a decline of 3.0% due to several factors.
 
The traditional PC market has trended toward stabilization since 2017 and even flirted with solid growth in 2Q18. While demand from mature regions remained key to the market, many emerging markets had to contend with unfavorable currency headwinds and other politico-economic factors that cramped demand. In addition, heading into Q3 there were some concerns about processor shortages. Despite these concerns, most of the top OEMs were able to fulfill a sizable portion of their demand and outperform the market. All in all, the quarter appears to have been driven by pockets of strong demand as well as a focus on increasing inventory ahead of further supply issues and expected price hikes. From a geographic perspective, all regions exceeded forecast, though Latin America and Asia/Pacific saw year-on-year declines.
 
"Q3 came in better than expected," said Jay Chou, research manager with IDC's Personal Computing Device Tracker. "But the outlook remains uncertain as we head into the holiday season, when volume will be boosted by many consumer-oriented promotions in entry-level SKUs. AMD supply could help with processor demand somewhat, but it will also take time for OEMs to spec in more models."
 
"Despite looming concerns around CPU shortages, the PC market in the U.S. turned in a good quarter backed by strong results in the notebook segment," said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst, US Devices & Displays. "Healthy business PC volume, steady Chromebook shipments to U.S. K-12, and a growing gaming consumer base have been the key reasons for the optimism around the U.S. PC markets."
 
Regional Highlights
 
USA – The U.S. PC market had yet another growth quarter with a total of 17.2 million units shipped. The boost in PC volume was a result of growing demand for notebook PCs in the enterprise segment and increasing popularity of gaming systems that supported the consumer segment.
 
Europe, the Middle East and Africa – The traditional PC market recorded flattish results, with ongoing mobility demand leading to a slightly stronger notebook performance compared to desktops. Despite higher demand from the commercial space, component shortages slightly dampened the overall growth.
 
Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) – The traditional PC market in APeJ posted a single-digit decline but results were above expectations. Vendors and channel partners increased shipments in 3Q18 to hedge against expected price increases and CPU shortages. India saw a significant sequential increase in sell-in due to preparations for the festive Diwali season. In China, ultraslim demand fueled consumer and SMB shipments while the government segment benefited from Windows 10 renewals.
 
Japan – Strong commercial activity likely helped beat expectation for 3Q18. Two factors – replacement of PCs that were bought at the time of Windows end of service and migration to Windows 10 – have been accelerating in the commercial space and are expected to carry into 2019
 
Company Highlights
 
Lenovo continued the second quarter of its joint venture with Fujitsu. The company saw a marked improvement in its North American business in the wake of a revamped channel strategy and more stable management. The addition of Fujitsu volume helped to push the vendor to the top spot with 24% of the global market share.
 
HP Inc. grew a modest 0.3% year on year but still reached its tenth consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth and slightly outgrew its market share from a year ago. It faced a tough quarter in the U.S. as well as Latin America.
 
Dell Inc. tied with Lenovo in terms of year-on-year growth at 5.8% and further expanded its market share versus a year ago. A strong showing in desktop volume overall and a great EMEA quarter were the driving forces behind its results.
 
Acer climbed to 4th place with strong performances in education and gaming. The company has continued to focus on building out a comprehensive Chrome OS portfolio and its gaming notebooks have also garnered significant uptake.
 
Apple finished the quarter in 5th place, declined over 11%, and was the only top 5 company to underperform the overall market.





Views: 167

©ictnews.az. All rights reserved.

Facebook Google Favorites.Live BobrDobr Delicious Twitter Propeller Diigo Yahoo Memori MoeMesto






19 June 2019

19/06/19
Air New Zealand to use drones to inspect aircraft

Air New Zealand is set to trial the use of drones to inspect its aircraft for damage.

19/06/19
U.S. Government Announces Critical Warning For Microsoft Windows Users

The United States Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

19/06/19
Leadership of Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies to receive citizens in Oghuz and Gabala

The leadership of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies will receive citizens in Oghuz

19/06/19
Microsoft considering a dedicated Office key for keyboards

Microsoft is considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards. The new key would provide additional 

19/06/19
IBM Develops World’s Most Powerful Commercial Supercomputer for Total

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has built Pangea III, the world's most powerful  commercial 

19/06/19
Israel’s Rafael integrates artificial intelligence into Spice bombs

Rafael Advanced Defense System’s Spice bombs now have a new technological breakthrough as the Israeli 

19/06/19
Facebook Wants Its Cryptocurrency to One Day Rival the Greenback

Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new, global financial system with a broad group of partners from Visa Inc.

19/06/19
Hackers can remotely hack most of the mobile apps

Hackers can remotely hack 89 percent of all mobile apps. This was stated by the specialists of Positive Technologies

18 06 2019

18/06/19
Azerbaijan actively participates in ITU Council session

Azerbaijan is participating in the annual meeting of the Council of the International Telecommunication Union

18/06/19
Instagram tests easier ways to recover hacked accounts

Instagram might offer a little more reassurance if your account is ever hijacked. The social network is testing 

18/06/19
New type of fraud Discovered in WhatsApp

Experts on cybercrime have revealed a new scheme to defraud users of the WhatsApp messenger. It is reported 

18/06/19
High Levels of Internet Use May Alter Brain Function

In a new review, an international team of researchers propose that internet use can produce both acute and prolonged 

18/06/19
Uber And Volvo Unveil Production-Ready, Fully Autonomous XC90

As part of a partnership that started in 2016, Volvo and Uber have presented an autonomous XC90. Jointly developed 

18/06/19
The world’s largest airplane is up for sale for $400 million

Stratolaunch Systems, which is the world’s largest airplane and has flown only once, is up for sale.

18/06/19
Intel Looks to Israel for Start-Ups With the Launch of Incubator ‘Ignite’

Intel has launched a start-up initiative in Israel with the aim to foster innovation in artificial intelligence and

18/06/19
UFED Premium Can Unlock Any iOS Device, Claims Cellebrite

Israel-based forensics firm Cellebrite has announced on Twitter that they can unlock any iOS device, including

18/06/19
Windows 10 passes the 50% share mark

Windows 10 in May added another 1.6 percentage points to its user share total, finally pushing the four-year