平板电脑市场扩大,个人电脑世界发货量减少 Worldwide PC Shipments Decline as Tablet Market Expands

一家技术研究机构说,全球范围个人电脑销售继续下降,而平板电脑取代个人电脑,成为许多人的主要电脑装置。

美国高德纳咨询公司说,2013年第二季度的全球个人电脑出货量同比下降百分之11。该公司说,这已是个人电脑出货量连续第五个季度下滑,也是个人电脑市场历史上出货量持续下降历时最长的一次。

报告说,全球消费者正转而购买价格较为便宜的平板电脑;而在新兴市场的国家和地区,价格昂贵的平板电脑已经成为许多人的首选电脑装置。

苹果公司2010年推出iPad之后,平板电脑开始受到人们的喜爱。此后,各制造商纷纷推出价格更低的平板电脑,使其价格一路下跌。

A technology research group says worldwide shipments of personal computers continue to decline as tablets replace the PC as many people's primary computing device.

The U.S.-based Gartner group says worldwide PC shipments dropped nearly 11 percent in the second quarter of 2013 from the same period last year. It said this is the fifth straight quarter of declining shipments - the longest in the PC market's history.

The report said that consumers worldwide are instead purchasing more affordable tablet devices. In emerging markets, it said inexpensive tablets have now become the first computing device for many.

The devices became popular following the release of Apple's iPad in 2010. Tablet prices have since tumbled, amid heated competition from manufacturers who have flooded the market with cheaper alternatives.