Thursday, April 11, 2013

PC outlook darkens as sales slump deepens

No surprises here I'd say.

by Michael Liedtke and Peter Svensson / The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.

A woman walks past laptop computers running Microsoft Windows 8 operating system during the software's launching ceremony in Hong Kong in October 2012.

The latest evidence of the PC's infirmity emerged Wednesday with the release of two somber reports showing unprecedented declines in sales of desktop and laptop machines during the first three months of the year.