The walking dead notebook market showed some signs of life last quarter.
Shipments of mobile PC worldwide reached 47.9 million in the third quarter, a rise of 6 percent from the second quarter, research firm IHS said on Wednesday. That percentage represented the largest sequential gain for the moribund notebook market since a 7 percent rise in the third quarter of 2011.
That's the good news. The bad? Notebook shipments continued to plummet on a year-by-year basis.
The third quarter results were down 9 percent from the same quarter last year, the fifth consecutive quarterly drop. The decline … Read more