Complex Made Simple

PC sales begin falling worldwide

According to a quarterly report by research firm Gartner, global sales of personal computers fell 0.1% in the second quarter of the year as consumers turned their attention to newer gadgets like tablets, AFP has reported. PC shipments, excluding tablet computers, totalled 87.5 million units in the second quarter of 2012, a small drop year-over year, the report said. In the second quarter of 2012, the PC market suffered through its seventh consecutive quarter of flat to single-digit growth," said Mikako Kitagawa, analyst at Gartner. "Consumers are less interested in spending on PCs, as there are other technology products and services, such as the latest smartphones and media tablets that they are purchasing," she added.