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PC demand on decline, says IDC

The Channel Post Staff
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According to the latest insights from IDC, The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 7.7% year on year in Q2 2018 and the shipments fell to around 5.4 million units for the three-month period, representing the lowest quarterly volume recorded […]

Need of the hour: A value-driven business model

Sarah Rizvi
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The PC market is still evolving in this region despite the global PC market experiencing an overall negative growth. Latest insights from IDC report a 6.2% decline year on year as 2017 came to a close. Understandably, PC peripherals and components are affected by this shrinking market.

MEA tablet market growing

Davis Weddi
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The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market recorded robust year-on-year growth in the final quarter of 2014, with holiday purchases and aggressive end-of-year promotions spurring a particularly strong performance in the consumer segment.

PC business takes a dive in the region

The Channel Post Staff
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According toIDC, the PC market for the Middle East and Africa region suffered a decline in shipments during the last quarter of 2011, despite a healthy growth in Saudi Arabia and UAE. The overall market from falling 6.7% on Q4 2010 levels to total 5.1 million units. The market saw declines across the technology spectrum, with desktop shipments decreasing 12.1% year on year to 1.8 million units and shipments of notebooks shrinking 3.4% over the same period to 3.3 million units, while the situation in Turkey, Egypt, and Nigeria was particularly bleak.

HP leads the notebook market in MEA

The Channel Post Staff
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According to latest report by IDC, Q3 2011 saw a total of 4.7 million devices were shipped into the region and notebook shipments were up by 15.1% year on year to 2.94 million. HP maintained its leading position on the MEA PC market in Q3, recording strong year-on-year growth of 37.1%, primarily driven by its aggressively-priced consumer notebook portfolio. Fierce competition from rival vendors prevented second-placed Dell from replicating the strong growth it posted in 2010, while Toshiba overcame supply issues that inhibited its performance in Q2 2011 to record a 28.6% year-on-year increase in shipments, which placed it third in the vendor rankings.
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