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PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4Q drop

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 4:49 p.m. CDT

SAN FRANCISCO – A new report says personal computer sales slipped even further during the holiday shopping season, capping the worst annual decline in the PC industry’s history.

The research firm Gartner Inc. estimates worldwide PC shipments for the three months ending in December dropped 7 percent from the same time in 2012. It marks the seventh consecutive quarter of decreasing PC sales.

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