주제: IDC: PC shipments in Q1 faced their steepest known drop to date
IDC estimates that worldwide computer shipments in the first quarter of 2013 fell 13.9 percent to 76.3 million, which is the steepest quarterly drop the research firm has recorded since it started tracking PCs back in 1994.
IDC blames it on a mix of customers spooked by Windows 8's unfamiliar interface, the continued rise of mobile devices, and the decline of the netbook.
Consumers' expectations are higher than ever. They want faster, easier, lighter and yet more affordable computing machines; and conventional business models that giants PC manufacturers have set previously just won't work.