Global PC shipments decline again, Acer and Asus cling on for dear life
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MARKET ANALYST Gartner has reported that PC shipments declined again in the third quarter, slipping more than eight percent worldwide year over year, with Taiwanese hardware makers Acer and Asus bearing the worst of the slump.
Gartner conveyed the continuing bad news in the PC market by announcing that 80.3 million PCs shipped in the third quarter, a drop of 8.6 percent from the same quarter last year and marking the seventh consecutive quarter of declining worldwide PC shipments.
Though things look bad for the industry in general, Acer has much more to worry about, seeing the PC industry's largest decline in shipment growth.
Shifting 6.6 million PCs in the third quarter compared to the 8.6 million PCs it shipped in the same quarter last year, Acer saw shipments drop 22.6 percent year over year.
Taiwanese rival Asus wasn't far behind, though, with shipments falling from 6.3 million in the third quarter of last year to a rather depressing 4.9 million in the same quarter this year for a decline of 22.5 percent.