Czech PC sales drop 6.4% y/y in Q2 2013 as consumers switch to tablets- IDC [IntelliNews - Weekly Reports]
(IntelliNews - Weekly Reports Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sales of personal computers in the Czech Republic dropped by 6.4% on the year to 188,000 units in the second quarter of 2013 as consumers switched to tablets from laptops, according to data from research firm IDC as cited by CTK news agency. Yet, the annual decline eased from a 16% drop in the first quarter when 206,300 PCs were sold.
Sales of notebooks fell for the fourth straight quarter in Q2 decreasing by an annual 15% to 115,000 units. For comparison a total of 150,000 tablets were sold in April to June 2013. Desktop computer sales increased by nearly 11% y/y in Q2.
Lenovo was the leader on the market with a share of 23% as it boosted sales by 41% y/y in Q2. Hewlett-Packard, which had been the market leader for a long time, dropped to second position.
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