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HP Grows Q2 PC Share Despite Big Hit from Component Prices, Says Gartner

Just now over the transom came Gartner’s latest data on personal computer sales, for the Juen-ending quarter, which showed a 4.3% drop for the quarter in unit shipments, the 11th straight quarter of declining shipments, according to the firm.

Sales of 61.1 million were the lowest volume of PC sales since 2007, says Gartner.

The culprit to the weak sales was the rising cost of everything from DRAM to solid-state drives, and how it drove up consumer PC prices, said Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa:

Higher PC prices due to the impact of component shortages for DRAM, solid state drives...