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Sometimes it is easy to get so enmeshed in the battle that you lose sight of the prize. Has this happened to China’s biggest PC maker? Lenovo has overtaken Hewlett-Packard to become the world’s biggest PC maker by volume, with a 17 per cent share of the market by unit shipments. But PC demand overall is shrinking – it fell 11 per cent from a year earlier during the past quarter. If it continues retreating at the same pace, less than one in 50 people will be buying a PC annually by the end of the decade from one in 20 today.

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