And there may be brighter news ahead for thin clients, according to a report from market research company IDC – enterprises are expected to resume projects in 2015 that were delayed by the worldwide slump.
The biggest beneficiary of client devices was Dell, which in the fourth quarter of last year had a 27.2 percent share.
HP took second place, with 25.5 percent of the market, followed by Centerm (10.8%), Igel (5.2%) and NComputing (5.1%).
The total number of units shipped in the quarter amounted to 1,418,402 units, a decline of 12.5 percent from the same period in 2013 – and the decline was due to terminal clients being rather old hat.
Dell did well because it won some key sales in the financial sector, IDC said.
NComputing saw its position in the pecking order drop to the number five positionm for the quarter.