Analysts Now Believe PC Market Will Shrink This Year

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slabbo

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"Citigroup downgraded Intel, AMD and Nvidia and told clients that it now believes the PC market will contract in 2012."

2012 is almost over! does it really take a huge corporation to analyse what already is 3/4 done?
 

mcd023

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don't they say that almost every year? Oh, I just purchased my first SSD! Yay! It's OCZ, so I'm hoping that it's not a DOA or messed up lol
 
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Citi selling? I'm buying! These jag-off's almost destroyed their whole bank in 2009, the hell do they know? Wall street = crooks
 

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[citation][nom]slabbo[/nom]"Citigroup downgraded Intel, AMD and Nvidia and told clients that it now believes the PC market will contract in 2012."2012 is almost over! does it really take a huge corporation to analyse what already is 3/4 done?[/citation]
Yes, because most of the sales for the year are done during back to school (which we are still in the middle of), and Christmas sales. The calendar year may be nearly over, but we are only ~1/2-1/3 through the total sales for the year.
 

ojas

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Yeah whatever. I think these analyst's claims are more likely to find their way into the trendy journo's article, following which uninformed shareholders will start selling.

It's all hype, one way or the other.

AMD and Nvidia have volatile stocks anyway. Intel's far more stable, i don't expect this to happen.

But then again, i'm not an "analyst" so no one will believe me :(
 

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If I start predicting now that iPad sales will drop, and continue predicting it, eventually I will be right. Maybe I should be an industry analyst.
 

DroKing

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Lol how can the market decrease when populations are ever increasing at rapid pace. These Analysts are truly clueless, somebody please fire them.
 

shahrooz

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this guys is like PC enemy he post all stuff about PC dying, you mad? how can we continue to live without PC every innovation and invention is done by PC CAT, CAD, CAM etc. we need PCs damn.
 

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I don't understand what they define as a "PC". Desktop computers are definitely PCs. And I think they include laptops as well. But now they are saying they don't include tablets. What about Windows/x86 Intel tablets (they came out long before the iPad)? Are Macs included in PC sales? And if they are why isn't the iPad considered a PC?

As long as the tech industry keeps growing (across all forms) then analysts just need to stop with all the doom and gloom predictions.
 

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[citation][nom]gm0n3y[/nom]I don't understand what they define as a "PC". Desktop computers are definitely PCs. And I think they include laptops as well. But now they are saying they don't include tablets. What about Windows/x86 Intel tablets (they came out long before the iPad)? Are Macs included in PC sales? And if they are why isn't the iPad considered a PC? As long as the tech industry keeps growing (across all forms) then analysts just need to stop with all the doom and gloom predictions.[/citation]
Lol don't you remember the "Apple is the largest PC seller if iPads are PCs" articles that keep popping up on tom's?
That was IHS, though.
 

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IMO, "PC" means any desktop or laptop that runs Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 -OR- any desktop or laptop that runs MacOS.

It Does NOT include "mobile" platforms, like Tablets, Smartphones, Media players (iPods) or Standalone Reading devices (Kindles).
 

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[citation][nom]ojas[/nom]Lol don't you remember the "Apple is the largest PC seller if iPads are PCs" articles that keep popping up on tom's?That was IHS, though.[/citation]
I think you'll find samsung to be the lagest seller in tablets are PCs also
 

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[citation][nom]Netherscourge[/nom]IMO, "PC" means any desktop or laptop that runs Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 -OR- any desktop or laptop that runs MacOS.It Does NOT include "mobile" platforms, like Tablets, Smartphones, Media players (iPods) or Standalone Reading devices (Kindles).[/citation]
Yeah. In fact i think anything with an SoC should NOT qualify as a PC (obviously i'm excluding servers, supercomputers and network hardware because we agree that they're not PCs), even if it's SoC is x86 based.

Tablet PCs should be called just that, tablet PCs.

Anything compatible with the IBM PC spec/design layout (monitor+chassis and components that are x86 compatible+keyboard/mouse) should be called a PC (Macs are now PCs).

Everything else is simply another sub-category of "computer" (so is the PC of course).
 
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