Monday, December 12, 2011

PC shipments will take a hit in 2012 due to hard drive shortages

The flooding in Thailand had an unexpected ripple effect at the tech industry with the offices of Western Digital getting affected, which in turn have led to shortages of hard disk supplies to major manufacturers around the world. Now, it looks like the effect will carry on to 2012.

PC shipments are destined to take a hit next year as reported by iSuppli, which say that their prediction of PC unit shipments for the first quarter of 2011 will be falling short by about 3.8 million. Doing the math would tell you that the shipments would total 376 million instead of the previous total of 399 million. In effect, sales growth of PC’s (which is already in decline) falls from 9.5 percent in 2012 down to just 6.8 percent.

This is not the best time for it to be happening to the PC market considering how much of a decline it is in (even though I prefer it over the laptop any day), but hopefully there’s a solution at hand soon . It’s estimated that the second half of 2012 will normalize things.

So buy a PC before it hikes up.

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