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July 25, 2013

PCs See Longest Sustained Decline in History

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By David Nagel, Campus Technology

Year-over-year shipments of PCs fell off worldwide for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained decline in the history of personal computing, dropping by 9 million units in the second quarter of 2013. And the picture might have been even more bleak had it not been for the relative strength of the professional market. According to a report released by market research firm Gartner, consumers across the globe seem to be shifting their purchases away from traditional desktops and laptops and toward media consumption devices like the iPad. But while their impact is being felt, these devices aren’t solely responsible for the decline. “The sharp decline in the second quarter of 2013 was partly due to the shift in usage patterns away from notebooks to tablets, and partly because the PC market was exposed to inventory reductions in the channel due to the start of the transition to new Haswell-based products,” said Isabelle Durand, principal research analyst at Gartner, in a statement released to coincide with the quarterly results report.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/07/15/pcs-see-longest-sustained-decline-in-history.aspx

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