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In addition to the fall in Microsoft's shares, companies exposed to the PC market drop further...

In addition to the fall in Microsoft's shares, companies exposed to the PC market drop further after IDC said yesterday that global computer shipments slid 13.9% in Q1. H-P HPQ -5.2%, Lenovo (LNVGY.PK) -5.8% in Hong Kong, Intel (INTC) -2.3%, AMD -2.7%, Nvidia (NVDA) -2.1%, Seagate (STX) -1.85%, Western Digital (WDC) -1.3%. (previous)
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  • The Aristos
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    A bad day for the Ancien RĂ©gime. Tablets and smartphones giving them the guillotine.
    11 Apr 2013, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • Critical Thoughts
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    I'm not entirely convinced that tablets and smartphones are the root cause here. While there is certainly an impact in the consumer space, in the enterprise space (where bulk of PCs are purchased) there hasn't been a sweeping conversion of to tablets or smartphones. Perhaps PCs reached a level of maturity that doesn't require turnover as often as it has. Just guessing here
    11 Apr 2013, 09:45 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    There are two huge dams holding back the floodwaters of PC sales.

     

    Windows 8 acceptance and the end of XP support.

     

    The PC sales will come, but not until everybody gets the tablet and phone they want.

     

    Toys first; tools later.
    11 Apr 2013, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    Saying you want the New Windows version is akin to saying you look forward to going to the dentist.
    11 Apr 2013, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • User 10523281
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    PCs are not for eternal use, it has a definite lifespan, and I can't visualize an office space where employees are all working with tablets / smartphones. Even the Star War guys failed to put forward a screen play in that fashion. So PCs / Laptops need replacement and if someone thinks old hardware will be replaced by smartphones, well God help him! We have seen 286 machines were replaced / upgraded with 386 / 486 / P1/ P2 and so forth. And existing PCs will be replaced with future models may be it will be a Combo as we have seen in 2013.
    11 Apr 2013, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • dnpvd51
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    Chromebooks.

     

    I don't think companies really like spending more money than they need to.
    11 Apr 2013, 11:47 PM Reply Like
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