Forbes: Big PC Makers Are Gluttons For Punishment

NEW YORK – Revised data made public today underscores the reason that most PC makers seem to be locked in an endless struggle for profits.
Gartner Dataquest revised its worldwide 2002 PC numbers to reflect strong sales of so-called “white box” or no-name brands and self-built systems. The firm upped its unit shipments to 152 million from 131 million, which results in total worldwide revenue of $192 billion, not $164 billion. The data includes sales of desktop, notebook and server computers. (full story)