HP and Dell Technologies plan to move as much as 30% of their notebook production away from China as global technology giants scramble out of the way of escalating tariffs on US-bound goods.
Dell Technologies, HP, Intel and Microsoft are joining forces to oppose US President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on laptop computers and tablets among $300-billion in Chinese goods targeted for duties.
Worldwide PC shipments fell by 1.3% in 2018, and by a sharp 4.3% in the fourth quarter of the year, as the years-long pressure on the market continued unabated.
The smartphone market is following the growth-challenged path of PCs. That won’t please executives at Samsung Electronics and Apple, but their pain might be great for consumers.