PC shipments in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) fell by 10% in 2013 to 108 million units, marking the region’s first ever double digit decline in recent years, according to IDC.
While Lenovo retained its top spot with around 24.9% market share in the region, it still reported a decline in annual growth by 9.5%. HP was the only PC vendor to see growth, thanks to huge Indian government orders it received during the year.
Like elsewhere in the world, PC makers in Asia have been hurt by growing adoption of smartphones and tablets. According to mobile research firm Mediacells, India and China together will buy around half a billion smartphones in 2014.
“2014 is expected to remain another challenging year for the PC market, as competition will only grow among the devices,” said Handoko Andi of IDC Asia/Pacific.
“The year ended on a somber note for the PC market…
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