PC shipments in Western Europe fell by 11.4 percent to 14.8 million units in the third quarter of 2011, according to preliminary numbers from Gartner. The market was hit by the decline of netbooks compared with the same quarter last year, and by Acer’s now-familiar channel problems.

Of the major European countries, only France did relatively well, with a 2.1 percent decline. That was thanks mainly to Asus increasing its shipments in that country by 44.4 percent, and the strength of the French professional market, which grew by 10 percent.

Full Article: ZDNet

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