New York, New York (PressExposure) March 08, 2012 -- Millions of people are abandoning their computers in favor of tablets from Apple Inc., creating a very difficult market for PC makers, according to George Leong, contributor to leading financial newsletter and web site Profit Confidential. Leong's recent article, The Thorn in the PC Market Leader's Side, highlights some of the recent casualties of Apple's influence in the computer sector.
"The market leader in PCs, Dell Inc., had a strong run, but it is now facing the surging shift to tablets," says Leong.
The pickup in tablet sales is likely hurting Dell, Leong notes, even though it also makes tablets. He points out that they're nowhere near to being as successful as the "iPad" made by Apple.
"I continue to view Apple as a long-term buying opportunity," says Leong.
Leong also notes that Hewlett-Packard Company disappointed investors after slightly beating on fiscal first-quarter earnings, but coming in short on revenues.
"The commonality is that both of the companies are blaming the declining PC sales on the meteoric rise of tablets as a replacement for PCs and laptops, and hence neither is a buying opportunity," says Leong.
Leong believes that Dell and Hewlett-Packard better have an offensive plan in place or it could be lights out. "Neither of these companies is currently a buying opportunity," says Leong.
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