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Early Q3 sees “healthy demand” for multifunction printers in Europe

Early Q3 has seen a healthy demand for consumer and business laser multifunction printers (MFPs), according to the latest report from Context – following the pattern that has “characterised the past few quarters”. However, volume sales of printers through West Europe’s largest distributors were down by -4.4% year-on-year in July …

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Commercial demand for PCs remains strong despite weak consumer sales

European PC distributors are continuing to see strong commercial demand being offset by weaker consumer sales in early Q3 – a pattern that has characterised the past few quarters, according to Context. The latest report from the IT market intelligence company found that volume sales of PCs through Western Europe’s …

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Desktop monitor sales grow thanks to popularity of larger screens

Desktop monitor sales in West Europe (WE) continued to grow in early Q2 2019 with 12% year-on-year growth after an already strong first quarter, reports CONTEXT. Larger monitors, with screens above 30-inch, made a significant contribution, according to the technology market intelligence company’s data. In the first two months of …

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Printer hardware sales down in Western Europe

Despite printer markets becoming “increasingly healthy over the recent years”, sales of printer hardware through distributors in West Europe were down by 4.2% year-on-year in Q1 2019, according to the latest distribution data from Context. “This is not a surprise: the first quarter is, historically, the weakest of the year …

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Shift towards high-res, large-format displays continues in Western Europe

Unit sales of large-format displays (LFDs) in West Europe (WE) continued to grow in Q1 2019 by almost 14% year-on-year, reveals a new report from Context. The sales boost has been driven by all sub-segments, including videowalls and high-brightness displays, according to the data. Sales of high-resolution LFDs more than …

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Industrial and design categories boost 3D printer market

The 3D printer industry is on pace for 25% higher-end printer growth in 2019 thanks to a boost from the industrial and design categories, reports Context. While the cheapest class of 3D printers, those in the personal category, struggled in 2018, the high-end industrial category – which accounts for 70% …

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Brexit-related uncertainty affects European PC sales in Q1

Volume sales of PCs through Western European distributors were down 2.4% in Q1 2019 compared to last year, reveals the latest report from Context. The report shows that consumer demand remained weak throughout the first quarter. Another factor was the continuing tight supply of Intel chips. Consumer PC sales declined …

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Is there still value in stocking printers and ink?

There’s no question that everyone should be doing their part of help reduce waste, recycle and save paper. The WWF urges both individuals and businesses to save paper where they can and try to buy from responsible sources. Couple this with the fact that technology has evolved to a point …

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