PC sales were down 3.2 percent in 2012. In the 4th quarter of 2012, HP was the top manufacturer, followed closely by Lenovo. Dell came in third.
Dell’s sales dropped 20.8%, and Acer dropped 28.2% from the 4th quarter of 2011.
It will be interesting to see if Windows8 will lift PC sales in 2013. So far, Windows8 sales have been disappointing. We still recommend that both business and individual clients stick with Windows for now.