The global market for personal computers will post its greatest yearly contraction on record this year, with little hope for a significant near-term recovery, according to new projections by market researcher IDC.
PC shipments will drop 10.1 percent in 2013, steeper than the researcher's previous projected decrease of 9.7 percent, IDC reported Monday. Shipments are expected to decline another 3.8 percent next year before a slight uptick in the longer term.
Interest in PCs is limited, with little growth expected beyond replacement of existing systems as consumer interest continues to shift toward tablets and smartphones. Commercial … Read more