Clearly fewer PCs sold in 2001 in Germany
Last year, 11.8% fewer PCs were sold in Germany than a year before. The industry even saw a 16% decline in home PCs, according to the latest market research by IDC. In contrast, notebook sales rose by 2.2%, and in the server market with Intel-based systems, sales even rose by 3%.
Private users were responsible for the increase in notebooks, their demand last year increased by 60%. In contrast, corporate demand for notebooks was 11% lower. Despite a drop in demand of 21.6%, Fujitsu Siemens was able to maintain its market leadership in Germany with a share of 21.6%. Compaq, in second place in the table, had to be satisfied with a drop in demand of 27.2 percent. The winners, with sales growth of 31.1% and 23.5% respectively, are Dell and Hewlett-Packard.