China Has Overtaken U.S. In PC Sales

, , , , , , , ,

China overtook the US in both PC sales and shipments in the second quarter of 2011. According to research firm IDC, China’s PC sales reached US$11.9 billion, while for US, PC sales fell behind to $11.7 billion.

As for shipments, China gained a 14.3 percent increase to 18.5 million units year-over-year. But in the US, PC shipments dropped by 4.9 percent to 17.7 million units. This is the first time China has overtaken the US in shipments and sales …

Worldwide PC shipments have grown at a slower pace because declining of consumer demand and rising interest in tablets. China, however, continues to see more rapid growth, partly simulated by Chinese government infrastructure projects and consumer outreach programs to replace older PCs. The country’s growing market bodes well for Chinese PC maker Lenovo, which is the fastest growing company among the top five PC vendors. Lenovo is the largest PC maker in China with a 31.7 percent share of the market, followed by Dell and Acer. However, China saw more enterprise PC purchases than expected from the public sector in the second quarter, while US’ PC purchases were dragged down by economic conditions and tablet sales.

Personal computer will still have strong sales in smaller cities of China.
According to IDC’s prediction, US sales are expected to pick up and surpass China again in the fourth quarter because of the holiday buying season, but during next year and onward, China will retake the No.1 position. Most of us were not expecting this to happen, as we know home PC is dying a slow death. HP has just announced that they are looking to sell off their PC’s division. The personal computer world as we know is undergoing a massive shift, but not for China. The huge-growing Chinese market has always a place for the desktop PC and laptop PC. In the commercial segment of tier three to tier six Chinese cities, there will be a better PC growth opportunities during the next few years, which will need more computers’ hardware to improve infrastructure. The PC market is expected to benefit from China’s next economic plan, which will shorten the wealth gap in inner and western regions, making PC affordable to most Chinese people.

Source: PCWorld, The China Post

Rate this post
  • Jailbreak FAQ: Jailbreak Status All Devices

    Jailbreak iOS 18, iOS 17, iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13 – iOS 5 Supported Devices. All Devices. Why Jailbreak? What attracts users to jailbreak? First of all, the ability to fine-tune the operating system and installing tweaks that allow to get the device features that are only available on the latest models…

  • iOS 18 Features: new iOS with AI Integration

    As Apple gears up for its highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2024, rumors are swirling about the next big leap for its operating system: iOS 18. Touted to be a game-changer, iOS 18 is expected to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the forefront of Apple’s ecosystem, enhancing key apps and services like…

  • iOS 18 Download and Install iOS 18 on Your iPhone

    Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 18, is packed with exciting new features and improvements that enhance your iPhone experience. Whether you’re looking forward to the new customization options, privacy features, or performance upgrades, this guide will walk you through the process of downloading and installing iOS 18 on your iPhone, ensuring a smooth transition to…