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Computer sales drop less than expected

Computer sales drop less than expected

Computer sales have dropped less than expected in 2014's first quarter, as it is believed that the end of Windows XP has helped sales temporarily these past few months.

Tablet sales slow down

Analysts had expected a 5.3 % drop for this first quarter, but it was limited to 4.4 %, with 73.4 million computers sold. The discontinued support for Windows XP on 8 April has partially contributed to the better-than-expected numbers as a lot of people had to upgrade or buy a new computer. Especially many Japanese decided to buy a new computer these past few months.

 

Slower tablet sales resulted in a smaller sales drop for computers as well, but it is still the 8th quarter in a row that computer sales were down.

 

Lenovo is still the market leader in computer sales, with nearly 13 million units in 2014's first quarter (+ 10.5 % compared to the year before). In total, Lenovo has a 17.7 % market share, with HP in second (17.1 %) and Dell in third (13.4 %).

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