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The sky is blue, water is wet and UK PC shipments are down

A K Stiles
Meh

Where you are likely to need a PC to do many forms of work, many home users now realise that they don't need the full desktop / laptop functionality to post their kid pics to facebook, buy stuff from amazon and read an irate rant in the daily fail - in fact the always on nature of tablets and increased screen sizes of phones means they never need to turn on a 'real' computer any more.

As for business sales being down, well how many new computers does your company need when you aren't recruiting hundreds of new staff and mostly they use it as a terminal or a word processor?

When the vast majority of folks have the tech that lets them do what they need / want to do, why are they going to consider replacing it again? Joe Public really doesn't care about windows support end of life notices you know!

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