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Did Win 8 Kill the PC Market? Worst Quarterly Drop Ever
Did Win 8 Kill the PC Market? Worst Quarterly Drop Ever

By Jennifer LeClaire
April 11, 2013 11:01AM

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"Businesses will still buy PCs. The PC market is not going to go away," said analyst Roger Kay. "This dramatic decline in the real market will continue for a while but it will hit a baseline because people will need new PCs. But introduction of Windows 8 not only failed to stimulate the market, it actually may have effectively killed the market."
 

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Blame it on Microsoft

Roger Kay, senior analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates, said the decline in PC sales is squarely Microsoft's issue.

"Businesses will still buy PCs. The PC market is not going to go away," Kay told us. "This dramatic decline in the real market will continue for a while but it will hit a baseline because people will need new PCs. But introduction of Windows 8 not only failed to stimulate the market, it actually may have effectively killed the market."

Apple, too, is helping kill the PC market. Apple fared better than the overall U.S. market, but it still saw its own shipments decline as Apple PCs compete with its own iPad tablets.

Beyond that, tablets and smartphones continue to divert consumer spending, according to IDC. PC industry efforts to offer touch capabilities and ultraslim systems have been hampered by traditional barriers of price and component supply, as well as a weak reception for Windows 8.

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kurt metzler:

Posted: 2013-04-11 @ 11:49am PT
I have windows 7 on my PC. I've played with windows 8 on and off for some time now. it is (windows 8) very had to get use to.
If I had to buy another PC I'd demand that they put windows 7 in it or I wouldn't buy it at all.
there's to much of a change. It may be good for the I pads/tablets etc. not not for a PC.
you don't change a horse in mid stream!!!

Chris:

Posted: 2013-04-11 @ 11:42am PT
Computer specs have reached the point of being able to last longer because they have specs that are much higher than business and most public users require to run their applications. There for all one really needs to replace is a hard drive every once in a while. The only users who need to stay current with new pc technology are hardcore pc gamers.



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