The Worst May Be Behind Us
Despite the doom and gloom, Gartner offered up hope for the PC industry.
Gartner analyst Kitagawa said that the "U.S. market may have passed the worst declining stage, which started in 2010. The shrinking installed base of PCs has also passed the steepest decline."
Looking to the U.S. market, Kitagawa said, tablets will continue to impact the PC market, but the PC market will see a "more moderate decrease rather than a steep decline in the next two years."
Gartner also pointed out there are fewer reasons now to put off buying a new PC, and that could stem some of the PC market bleeding.