IDC reported earlier this week that PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) contracted again in the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12) by 10.7% compared to the same quarter in 2011. Total PC sales in the EMEA region in 2012 were 105.6 million units, falling by 1.6% compared with 2011. Portable PC...

The Gartner group’s latest numbers make a grim reading of the PC market in the last quarter of 2012. The data shows that the global PC market shrank by 4.9 percent in the last quarter of 2012. HP remained king of this shrinking kingdom, with 14.6 million shipments in the last quarter, a slight decline (-0.5%) from...

According to the NPD Group, over the holiday sales period, Windows 8 did nothing to revive the sales of Windows notebooks, with sales actually declining compared to the previous year. This has to be disappointing news for Microsoft, but not altogether unexpected, given the mixed reviews and anecdotal evidence of poor...