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Analysts: China Trade War Could Derail PC Sales

July 12, 2019

Price increases resulting from new tariffs could dampen laptop and tablet sales if manufacturers don’t adjust quickly

The sluggish PC market rebounded slightly in the second quarter of 2019 as demand for Windows 10 machines increased and inventory of Intel processors improved, according to Gartner and IDC. However, the market analyst firms are warning that the rally that broke two consecutive quarters of sales declines could be short-lived if new tariffs in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war go into effect.