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Global PC sales plummet again; drops of 30% or more hit Apple, Lenovo, Dell

Personal computer shipments plummeted in the first quarter compared to a year ago with Apple, PC market leader Lenovo and Dell seeing sales plummet by 30% or more. HP suffered slightly less with a drop of 24%. But if manufacturers could take heart in something it’s that quarter one shipments were nearly double of those in the fourth quarter which was the lowest three-month total reported by research firm IDC since it began tracking shipments in 2008.

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Layoff watch is on at Lenovo after huge drop in global PC sales

Following a plunge in global PC sales at the end of 2022, Dell announced this week that it would cut about 5% of its workforce, an estimated 6,500 jobs. Last November, HP – the other member of the top three PC seller group – said it was cutting thousands of jobs. Is Lenovo, the world’s largest PC seller which operates a large campus in Morrisville, next?

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