The PC industry– not including the Mac– has been in the doldrums for a few years. The bright spot? Dell. Jon Fingas on reports from IDC and Gartner:
Both analyst teams determined that Dell’s shipments grew about 6.5 percent year-over-year, or significantly above behemoths like HP (4.3 percent under the best estimate). Simply speaking, its performance grew just about everywhere.
Why the doldrums? The obvious:
Computer shipments haven’t seen significant growth for years, and that’s unlikely to change so long as smartphones dominate and years-old PCs are frequently good enough for people’s needs.
Why is Dell doing better?