Consumers don’t seem to give a damn to PCs anymore!
When you can browse the web, check e-mail, play video games and do a countless other things with tablets and smartphones, why would you need the PC.
PC shipments worldwide fell nearly 14% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to market researcher International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
Total PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 is estimated at 76.29 million units compared to 88.63 million units in the same quarter in 2012.
The year-on-year decline is said to be the worst quarter since IDC started tracking the PC market quarterly in 1994.
The poor PC shipments in the first quarter marks the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year declines.
PC shipments were down significantly across all regions compared to a year ago.
IDC is blaming tablets, smartphones and poor reception to Windows 8 for decline in PC shipments.