PC Decline Will Slow says MIC

The Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC) in Taiwan believes that sales of PCs will decline less in 2017, with notebooks forecast to decline by just 1.9% in the year, compared to 8% in 2018, while desktop PCs will drop by just 1.7% compared to 10.3%. Some of the systems that were bought at the time of the Windows XP replacement in Q1 2014 will start to be replaced and upgraded. MIC forecast notebooks at 149.18 million next year and desktops to fall from 104.45 million in 2016 to 102.07 million next year. MIC said that Taiwanese OEMs may do better as Lienpal Ltd of China has no further plans to expand capacity for now.