Australian PC market healthier: report

The Australian PC market may have turned the corner according to new figures from research firm Dataquest.

The year-on-year growth for the fourth quarter was 5.9 per cent according to Dataquest with the quarter-on-quarter growth rate compared to the previous year also increasing at a rate of 10.9 per cent.

This is particularly encouraging as the previous two quarters were of consecutive double-digit negative growth.

Although describing the findings as "encouraging" Andy Woo, PC analyst at Dataquest, said the market in Australia is "still fundamentally weak".

"As a result of the current business climate, end users are extending the use of PCs longer than ever before," Woo said. "The market is basically in 'replacement mode' and vendors are finding it tougher to penetrate new markets or opportunities."

Shipments-wise for Q4 2001 Compaq was positioned at number one spot (12.2 per cent) slightly ahead of Dell with 11.6 per cent and HP which had 10.1 per cent marketshare according to Dataquest.

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