Ljubljana, 27 December (STA) - The number of personal computers sold in Slovenia in 2013 declined 14% year-on-year to 141,000 units, according to data from research firm IDC. Laptops accounted for 64% of the sales.
"The main reason for the change is longer IT equipment lifecycle combined with a growing demand for tablets which are cannibalizing PC sales," Katarina Rojko from IDC Adriatics told the STA.
Other factors include the withdrawal of mini-notebooks from the market and less IT spending at companies and state institutions, she said.
In terms of market shares, US computer giant HP holds the top position in Slovenia, followed by China's Lenovo and Taiwan's Asus. In the laptops segment, HP is followed by Lenovo while Japan's Toshiba is third.
IDC expects Slovenia's PC market to pick up in 2014, with shipments expected to total some 154,000. "The main driver will be the projects that were deferred in 2013," Rojko said.