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Kiwi PC Market Declines

New Zealand’s traditional PC market experienced an 8.3 percent on-year decline in unit shipments in Q1, according to researcher IDC.

This follows the 1.5 percent on-year growth in the last quarter of 2018. The latest figures return the Kiwi market to decline after two consecutive quarters of growth.

IDC said commercial PC devices declined 4.8 percent while consumer devices shrank 12.4 percent on year. IDC said the commercial market continued to outperform the consumer market, with strong use cases for businesses.

The research firm said ultraslim and convertible notebooks would continue to take share from traditional notebooks in both market segments.

IDC predicts NZ’s traditional PC market will continue to decline in 2019, with a drop of 6.1 percent on year expected.

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