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Old 13-07-18, 08:43 AM
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Worldwide PC shipments have increased for the first time in six years

The PC market hasn't grown since Q1 2012.



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Old 14-07-18, 07:18 PM
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I think you hit the nail on the head in your article, Sandy bridge has been good enough that there hasn't really been a need to upgrade AMD had nothing to offer and Intel only slight improvements that gaming wise gave little and cost to much £
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Impressive, given the bum bleeding price of memory and SSDs etc.
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The PCMR is on the rise again!
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I think you hit the nail on the head in your article, Sandy bridge has been good enough that there hasn't really been a need to upgrade AMD had nothing to offer and Intel only slight improvements that gaming wise gave little and cost to much £
Yep, I'd agree pretty much nailed it as well. Plus from my experience, people only really replace them once they've kicked the Silicon Bucket.

I will say that whenever anyone has asked me to get them a new machine, I just tell them get a model that's a year or two old since the price on new machines is just stupid for such a little performance jump. I got my old ThinkPad laptop with an Ivy Bridge i3 in pretty much perfect condition for £150 after Broadwell came out and outperformed anything up to double that price.
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Old 15-07-18, 12:57 PM
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I still have 4 sandy/ivy PC's in the house, no need to upgrade they're all still doing fine...
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