Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
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Significance of data
by Alfman on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:23 UTC
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When I hear stories like this one, I'm always curious of whether low sales figures can differentiate between a genuine decline in conventional computer users, versus merely a market which has reached saturation.

Does anyone have the data that differentiates between these cases? It's a significant difference between one points to computer usage in decline, but the other points to computer sales in decline while usage remains stable.

Edit: I know this is extremely complicated because sales data has many facets, like the (un)popularity of windows 8, so I'm really more interested in long term research that proves the market is truly shrinking and not just new computer sales... seems like someone would have done this study, but I haven't seen it.

Edited 2013-03-08 23:35 UTC

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