PC market steadies in third quarter: survey

NEW YORK: The global market for personal computers showed signs of stabilizing in the third quarter as infatuation with tablets appeared to fade, a market tracker said Wednesday.

The quarterly report by Gartner Inc. said global PC shipments dipped 0.5 percent from a year ago to 79.4 million units in the quarter ended in September.

Gartner said the PC market grew in “mature markets” such as North America and Western Europe, offsetting declines in emerging markets, and suggested the worst may be over for PC makers.

Source: APP