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Gartner Says PC Shipments Down 6.9 Percent in Q4 2013

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Worldwide PC shipments totaled 82.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6.9 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline.

"Although PC shipments continued to decline in the worldwide market in the fourth quarter, we increasingly believe markets, such as the U.S., have bottomed out as the adjustment to the installed base slows," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "Strong growth in tablets continued to negatively impact PC growth in emerging markets. In emerging markets, the first connected device for consumers is most likely a smartphone, and their first computing device is a tablet. As a result, the adoption of PCs in emerging markets will be slower as consumers skip PCs for tablets."

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Gartner said:
PC Shipments Down 6.9 Percent in Q4 2013
As long as they do not stop the selling and manufacturing of PC components I am happy! :)
 
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Actually, I think we should be looking more at AMD, Intel, Nvidia shipment volumes instead.
 
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Unfortunately until world economies improve many industries will continue to struggle. Kaveri will help AMD and it's partners but we really need more jobs to rebuild the economy and they are not being created in the U.S. or Europe. Most new products are going to Chinese slave shops like Foxconn and others. It's a disgrace to exploit people this way to the point of threats of mass suicide.
 

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and all tablets suffer from the mobility bug for functions