Worldwide PC shipments, including desktops and laptops, suffered their seventh consecutive quarter of decline, according to Gartner. Over the last two years, tablets and smartphones have replaced PCs, especially in emerging markets, contributing to the decline. But Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa contends that a bottom has been reached.
"Although PC shipments continued to decline in the worldwide market in the fourth quarter, we increasingly believe markets, such as the US, have bottomed out as the adjustment to the installed base slows," he said in a statement Thursday. "Lowering the price point of thin and light products started … Read more