Consumer demand for tablets has taken an even bigger bite out of laptop shipments.
Worldwide shipments of mobile PCs fell by 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared with the first quarter, according to a report out Wednesday from research firm IHS. This is the first time the industry has seen a sequential drop since the second quarter of 2002 when shipments fell by 3.7 percent.
Mobile PCs include traditional notebooks as well as thinner and lighter ultrabooks. Shipments of these devices are typically sluggish at the beginning of the year, but they normally rebound in … Read more