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PC sales grow in UK, tablets decline

Tablet sales decline by 9.2 per cent
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PC sales have grown throughout the UK by 24.8 per cent, while tablet sales have slumped according to research.

Analyst Context has revealed that consumer and notebook demand has helped to boost the sales of PCs.

Across Western European distribution, there was a solid growth of 20 per cent in the final three months of 2014.

However, total unit sales for tablets declined by 9.2 per cent year-on-year in Q4 2014, compared to a 38 per cent increase the previous year.

Context blamed the poor performance on Android devices for the drop in sales.

Marie-Christine Pygott, senior analyst at Context, said: “The push in budget consumer notebooks that we saw in Q3 2014 intensified in the run up to Christmas.

“Partly down to systems based on Windows with Bing, consumers were able to choose from a wide range of low-end clamshell notebooks at very competitive prices.”

The Netherlands also saw a growth of 31.6 per cent in PC sales, while Spain and France saw figures rise by 40.9 per cent and 26.4 per cent respectively.

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