PC sales continue to decline, despite the successful launch of Windows 10
During the last very interesting press conference, Microsoft 6 Oct Terry Myerson announced that within 10 weeks of Windows 10 was installed on 110 million computers. It’s really a remarkable result, which the company boasts, writes TechCrunch. However, the success was marred by only a few days later, when I published new data about the PC market. According to them, the new operating system will not promote the growth of PC sales.
According to the analytical companies Gartner and IDC computer sales in the third quarter of 2015 fell by several percentage points – a 7.7 and 10.8% compared to the same period last year, and this is despite the release of Windows 10.
Analysts explain that due to the accelerated release of a new operating system many producers had to sell Windows 10, complete with old computers, which, of course, had an impact on consumer demand. Few people would buy an obsolete laptop just because it is running the latest software from Microsoft, right? A big question analysts pose the possibility of increase in demand after the start of sales of devices like the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. If the decline continues, the PC industry will be in big trouble.
Factors, of course, a lot. Other analysts argue that the cause of the decline is to a strong dollar, causing the price of computers has increased dramatically in many countries. Some manufacturers remain almost untouched – Dell, HP and Lenovo (market leaders), but small companies are experiencing great difficulties. Even Acer and ASUS reported a decline of more than 10 percent per year.
It is too early to say that Windows 10 will not be able to stop the «sinking ship PC», but the days of prosperity of the computer business are long gone.