CNET: PC shipments continued their downward spiral in 2015
With the exception of Apple, worldwide shipments of personal computers continued to tumble in the final months of 2015.
Personal computers wheezed their way to the end of 2015, even as Apple managed to gain ground.
Buffeted by consumer infatuation with tablets and phones, worldwide shipments of PCs continued spiraling lower in the final three months of 2015, according to research firms IDC and Gartner. Consumer interest in PCs was so weak, shipments for the year fell to the lowest point since 2008, according to IDC.
In addition to mobile devices, which are well suited to posting videos and photos to social sites, an array of hardware options, like touchscreens and detachable keyboards prompted consumers to hesitate before making purchases. Wearables, like connected watches and health trackers, also attracted consumers during the holiday shopping season.
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