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PC Manufacturers Face Growing Competition From Tablets

More bad news for PC makers. Tablet computer shipments continue to surge and will nearly equal PC shipments next year, according to a Gartner report issued this week.

Tablet shipments worldwide will grow 67.9 percent this year to 202 million units, Gartner said. Shipments of desktop and notebook PCs, meanwhile, are expected to drop 10.6 percent this year to 305 million units.

Desktop and notebook PC sales will continue to decline in 2014, slumping to 289 million units, according to Gartner. Tablet sales growth, meanwhile, will continue and reach 276 million units -- not far behind PCs.


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