Gartner: PC Shipments Down in Western Europe, Especially Desktops

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pixelpopper

Once again I assume this covers pre built systems only. Where are the figures on DIY pc parts and software? That would be interesting to see for comparison.

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John Pombrio

Europe is in a recession, a deep one on the ClubMed countries, and a slowdown in the rest. Autos, industrial goods, consumer goods from China are all sliding. Totally to be expected.
Our turn next.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Couldn't this be an affect of the economic troubles in Europe?

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RaptorJohnson

Average PC users don't want or need desktops.

I see them eventually becoming only the domain of power users like us who like the customability and office workstations.

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ApathyCurve

I would argue that it's already the case (see what I did there?)

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Hilarity

* yawn *. I've thrown out my smartphone and replaced it with a $25 phone that really is a phone. It doesn't even support mp3. I will never ever buy a tablet or all in one piece of shit appliance or any shit by Apple. I'll stick with my trusty durable self-built PC's. I've had enough of this technology shit. Its a tool not a piece of shiny shiny shit that soothes your broken ego and shattered self-image.

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John Pombrio

If you don't travel or commute much, its pretty worthless to have a smart phone or a tablet. Even a laptop is not that useful if you don't move it very often. My sons and I have access to computers at home and at school. The only time I miss it is when I am going on vacation or driving a lot but as the ad says "The internet will do just fine without you".

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kixofmyg0t

So....you've had enough of technology.....yet you're posting on MAXIMUMPC.COM from your built PC.

Oh the Hilarity.....

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RaptorJohnson

+1, kix

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vistageek

You guys don't get it. He's saying he's sick of gimmicky smartphones and is just sticking to his trusty pc, which I'm sure kicks ass.

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kixofmyg0t

Smartphones aren't a gimmick kid. I use my tablet more than my PC so that's not a gimmick either.(though I will argue that tablets rolls are limited)

This guy is just trying to show how much of a "MAN" he is by coming here and posting that crap.

We got it dude, you're angry that you have a small penis and you couldn't afford to pay your cell phone bill. No need to come here and pound your chest to try and prove anything.

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Hilarity

Smartphones are rubbish. Stop preening on Facebook and you'll see why.

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