Recent reports have suggested that leading PC brands including
Dell, HP and
Acer have revealed significant decreases in
computer sales in Europe.
According to analyst firm, Gartner, PC sales
fell by 2.4 per cent due to the ongoing economic cloudiness that
seems to be keeping the entire continent in the shadows.
Generally, HP still remains the market leader at 20.2
per cent, followed by Acer, Asus as well as Lenovo.
Desktop PC sales suffered a particularly painful decline of
12.8 per cent, with the UK computer market
dropping by 7.6 per cent and with it raising concerns
amongst the industry insiders.
Gartner's research director, Ranjit Atwal, was
quoted as saying that "the real worry for the UK PC market was
whether it would ever return to solid growth".
It also has been said that if the markets continue operating at
such a low point, PC prices are going to inevitably drop sooner
rather than later.
"This could lead to significant price cuts in September, and
challenges may then arise in selling new products into the channel
in the third quarter of 2012," a Gartner representative
Will this have a knock-on effect on prices for broadband
services in the UK - that is what SimplifyDigital is asking