Those blasted tablets.
By Tim Colwill on July 11, 2013 at 10:14 am
Major hardware manufacturers like HP, Dell, ASUS and Acer are reporting a second consecutive quarter of falling shipments, according to figures gathered by the Gartner research group.
Global PC shipments have now dropped another 10.9% on top of the 13% decline reported in April this year.
The decline in shipments was global and not limited to any one region or operating system; both Windows and Apple hardware shipments are down. The growth of the tablet market is largely to blame, says Gartner.
“In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC,” said Gartner group analyst Mikako Kitagawa. “This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market.”
Get a full manufacturer-by-manufacturer breakdown over here.