Gartner issued a report that said the market fell in western Europe by four percent in the last quarter of 2013.
And it’s all PC segments. Mobile and desktop PC shipments fell by 6.5 percent and 0.3 percent respectively. Sales to enterprises fell by 1.7 percent while sales of PCs to individual people fell by seven percent.
However, it’s not all bad news. Gartner said that large corporations are switching away from Windows XP – support from Microsoft ceases in April.
HP is the number one player, followed by Lenovo, Acer, Asus, and Apple. The total number of PCs shipped in Q4 2013 amounted to 14,671,825.
PC shipments in the UK amounted to 2.9 million units in the quarter, down 6.7 percent compared to the same quarter in 2012.
Mobile shipments fell 10 percent.
HP, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba and Apple were the top five vendors in the UK for the quarter.