Lets's See Some Stats
According to an article released today by the Washington Post regarding PC sales, "Quarterly Shipments Drop 14% as Windows 8 Fails to Stem Advance of iPads." So what are we seeing happen in the workplace and at home? Consumers are losing interest in what was once a revolutionary product: the personal computer (PC), and as a provider of IT services in Jacksonville, we're seeing many local tech-based businesses cater towards tablet users.
While many held their hopes up high for Windows 8, skeptics didn't think the "PC revival" would happen. The number of tablet sales compared to PC sales is just staggering. I don't see much hope for a PC revival myself either.
- People are expected to buy around 919 million smarthphones in 2013.
- IDC expects around 200 million tablets to sold in 2013.
- The Windows 8 tablet accounted for only 1% of tablet shipments around the world in 2012.
- Companies like Dell and and Hewlett-Packard Co. experienced a 14% decline in their world-wide shipments of laptops and desktops in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 2012.
- Gartner Inc. felt an 11.2% decline in shipments. They called this the worst drop since the first quarter of 2001.
- H-P showed a 24% decline in the first quarter. This was the steepest drop in global shipments compared to rivals.
- Apple Inc. PC shipments fell 7.5%