10 Companies Hurt By The PC's Downfall

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Of all the world's top PC makers, Toshiba has taken the biggest hit, at least in the U.S., from waning consumer demand.

Gartner said in October that Toshiba's PC shipments to the U.S. were down a hefty 33 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012. That drop ultimately dealt a blow to Toshiba's third-quarter financials; the Tokyo-based company said its net sales fell 7.8 percent compared to the same period in 2011, with its PC sales, specifically, plummeting 16 percent year-over-year.

As Gartner projected, Toshiba said its PC business took a hit particularly within the U.S., despite sales actually being on the rise in its home base of Japan.


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