Worldwide personal-computer shipments dropped in the first quarter as consumers in emerging markets opted for smartphones and tablets, while corporate demand helped slow the pace of the decline, according to market researcher Gartner Inc.
Unit sales fell 1.7 per cent from a year earlier to 76.6 million.
IDC, another technology-research firm, said quarterly shipments worldwide fell 4.4 per cent to 73.4 million.
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