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PC sales worse than expected in Q1 - IDC

Thursday 11 April 2013 | 09:29 CET | News
The drop in global PC sales was worse than expected in the first quarter, according to estimates from IDC. The market researcher puts worldwide PC shipments at 76.3 million units in the three months to March, down 13.9 percent from a year earlier, versus IDC's forecast of a 7.7 percent drop. This was the worst quarter since IDC began tracking the market in 1994. It's also the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year shipment declines. The PC market continues to suffer from stronger demand for smartphones and tablets, as well as a poor reception for Windows 8 and the more expensive

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