Continued decline forecasted for PC

Despite pockets of encouragement According to IDC’s crystal ball, traditional PCs are forecast to contract at a CAGR of -0.9% till 2022 with volumes dropping from 259.4 million in 2017 to 248.3 million in 2022. IDC sees a ray of sunshine in this bleak forecast when detachable tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro are included, and the growth rate … Read more

Inflated AIB prices will increase branded PC sales

PC shipment models are out of synch  What will the run up in AIB prices do to PC pricing? Probably not very much immediately, as the OEMs negotiate their deals six months ahead of shipping a PC and buy direct instead of through the opportunistic distribution channels, which have enthusiastically raised prices. However, smaller white box (WB), custom system integrators … Read more