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Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 8 Percent in Third Quarter of 2012

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Worldwide PC shipments totaled 87.5 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a decline of 8.3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2011, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.

"A continuing slowdown in consumer PC shipments played a big part in the overall PC market decline," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "The third quarter was also a transitional quarter before Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system release, so shipments were less vigorous as vendors and their channel partners liquidated inventory.

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This is why tablets will be critical when Windows 8 releases. Since the ipad is uber popular, more PC manufactures should build and offer more tablets/tablet pc's.
 
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Maybe because the world is broke?