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PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4th-quarter drop

The popularity of mobile devices is cutting sharply into sales of personal computers.
The popularity of mobile devices is cutting sharply into sales of personal computers.Getty Images/File 2013

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A new report says personal computer sales slipped even further during the holiday shopping season, capping the worst annual decline in the PC industry’s history.

The research firm Gartner Inc. estimates worldwide PC shipments for the three months ending in December dropped 7 percent from the same time in 2012. It marks the seventh consecutive quarter of decreasing PC sales.

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