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May 29, 2011

Computer crash: Unemployment and the iPad

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:15 am

By Andrew Leonard, Salon

The latest numbers on the devastation wrought upon the personal computer industry by the mighty iPad are nothing short of stunning. While Apple was earning blowout profits from iPad sales, Bloomberg reports that Dell, Microsoft and HP all took major hits in the first quarter. Hewlett Packard’s consumer PC sales dropped 23 percent, Dell’s fell by 7.5 percent, and Microsoft Windows sales fell by 4.4 percent. The popularity of the iPad is clearly one major factor, but buried deep in the story is an intriguing hint of another. Computer systems sales to corporations appear robust, but consumers are holding back.

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