Global PC sales continue to tumble in Q1, says IDC
April 11 , 2013
Global sales of PCs fell 14 percent in the first three months of this year, the biggest decrease since research firm IDC began monitoring the industry in 1994.
According to IDC, 76.3 million units were shipped in the period.
The drop comes as customers increasingly turn to tablets and smartphones as alternatives to PCs.
Recession had also forced companies to cut back on renewal of their PCs, IDC said.
The firm added that Microsoft's latest version of Windows had failed to revitalize the industry
IDC’s vice president, Bob O'Donnell, said: "Unfortunately, it seems clear that the Windows 8 launch not only didn't provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market."