PC shipments to fall 8.7 percent this year: IDC

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Posted: Aug 26, 2015 9:05 AM

(Reuters) - Research firm International Data Corp forecast a steeper fall in PC shipments in 2015 due to a large inventory of notebooks and the impact of a strong dollar, and said demand would not stabilize until 2017.

IDC expects shipments to fall 8.7 percent this year, compared with its earlier forecast of a decline of 6.2 percent.

IDC said it had expected the second quarter to be a transition period as vendors prepare for Windows 10 systems in the second half of the year.

(Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)