Tablets are crushing PC sales

Tim Greene from the IDG Newsservice is reporting that people are buying tablets to replace old PCs, which explains why PC sales were so dismal over the holidays, according to Gartner.

Does this mean the blame should go to Microsoft and the Windows 8 operating system?

According to the latest IDC numbers, PC shipments were down by 6.4 per cent in the quarter, compared to the same period a year ago. Windows 8 launched almost one month into the quarter, but Microsoft and PC vendors had been offering new PC purchasers a free upgrade to the new OS since earlier in the year.

I say no because we have not yet seen the full line of ultrabooks running Windows 8 from all the vendors yet. I will pass judgement then.

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Former editor of Computer Dealer News, covering Canada's IT channel community.

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