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PC Sales Continue 10pc Dive

Gartner has reported a 10 percent drop in year-on-year PC sales across Europe. The researcher revealed last week that global PC sales were down 9.6 per cent in the first quarter, and said today that, while the popularity of 2-in-1 devices and gaming laptops continues to grow across EMEA, the overall market was down.

“While the decline in the EMEA PC market is similar to the 9.6 percent decline seen worldwide, there are some differences in the region,” said Isabelle Durand principal analyst at Gartner.

“In EMEA we saw many distinct factors cause clear splits between the consumer and professional PC markets, but also regionally between Western Europe and the rest of EMEA. Some PC vendors struggled to manage inventory and profitability in these diverse and rapidly shifting conditions.”

The PC market is unlikely to see a rapid turnaround as businesses are still getting their heads around Windows 10, according to Gartner.

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