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Manufacturers' High Prices Killing PC Sales: Report

It's a well-known fact that the PC industry is in trouble. The rise of portable devices -- like smartphones and tablet computers -- has caused a consistent decline in PC sales . But some experts believe PC hardware makers are also to blame. The ... problem: PC prices remain too high for many consumers. Two months ago analyst firm IDC predicted a 1.3 per cent decline in PC sales through 2014. The grim prediction was based on PC sales through the first three months of 2013, when manufacturers shipped just 76.3 million units -- 13.9 per cent lower than the same period in 2012. Worldwide, second ... (view more)

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