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  • Worldwide PC shipments are now expected to fall by 7.8% in 2013 according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker

    Notebook vendors will wait till July before ramping up their orders in preparation for the back-to-school demand, a delay of about 60 days as compared to the usual practice in previous years, probably because the vendors are conservative about market demand.

    In the first quarter 2013, worldwide server shipments declined 0.7% on year, while revenues declined 5% from the first quarter of 2012, according to Gartner.

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  • Tablet sales look to be overtaking notebook sales this year, and projected to overtake the total PC+notebook market by 2015.

  • There will be 182 million notebooks shipped globally in 2013, decreasing 5.3% on year, while tablet shipments will increase 62.2% to 228 million, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) under the government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry.