PC shipments continue to decline in Q2 2017 according to Gartner

PC sales haven't been this bad since 2007, and Apple is seeing a big Mac slump

IDC also estimates that the total PC shipments for the quarter stood at 60.5 million units, a drop of 3.3%.

HP has reclaimed its throne from rival Lenovo as the world's largest PC manufacturer after four years, according to a data from research company Gartner.

Shortages of key components such as solid state drives continued to have a negative impact the market, though IDC contends the issue was less of a problem than it has been in prior quarters. HP has achieved five consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth.

HP is now at the top of the PC mountain with its estimated 12.69 million shipments in Q2 2017, an 3.3 percent increase from last year's 12.28 million.

In the Q2 report, HP's PC shipments were 12.6 million with a market share of 20.8 percent.

Factors hitting PC sales included growing demand for Google-backed Chromebook laptops that essentially act as gateways to services and computing power hosted in the internet cloud, according to Gartner.

Gartner offered no reasons for the decline of Apple and the even steeper decline of Asus in the U.S. market.

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"The approach to higher component costs varied by vendor".

Lenovo, which saw an 8.4 per cent decline in shipments, placed second, while Dell placed third with a slight 1.4 per cent increase in sales. Unfortunately for the PC industry, which is now in the middle of a five-year plummet, this year's second quarter sales were the worst in a decade.

These price increases were levied largely on consumers, the firm notes, noting that "in the business segment, vendors could not increase the price too quickly, especially in large enterprises where the price is typically locked in based on the contract".

IDC says that the "traditional PC market", as they're suddenly calling it-or, "desktops, notebooks, and workstation", but not tablets-was impacted somewhat by parts inventory buildup, leading to rising PC prices.

While HP is now enjoying about 20 percent of the market shipments, Apple is on the opposite bank. "Many consumers are willing to pospone their purchases until the price pressure eases", she said. However, Apple's PC market share went up despite the decline in sales.

Another recent report on ARN also mentioned that prices for PCs and mobile devices will rise this year. Gartner's data, on the other hand, showed a worldwide PC shipment decline of 4.3%. In 2016, worldwide Chromebook shipments grew 38% from the prior year, far outpacing the 6% shrinkage of the overall global PC market, it says.

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