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...

So we’ve heard that PC sales are down, as are the sales of Windows 8 devices and even Intel is now reporting a 4th quarter loss. So what’s going on exactly? There are several different theories about what could be happening. 1) Some say that the PC is dying thanks to tablets and smartphones. People just don’t need...

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...

Recently Microsoft triumphantly proclaimed that they had managed to sell 40 million Windows 8 licenses, and that upgrades are looking to outpace Windows 7. At the same time, other analysts and insiders claim that the situation is sleeker than that. Even Asus pitched in saying that Windows 8 PC demand isn’t that great...