Analyst: PC market crash makes consolidation "inevitable"

Yesterday IDC reported that worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) - plummeting 13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012.

iPad cannibalizes low-end notebook sales

It's official: the iPad is adversely affecting the traditional PC industry, with eager consumers expected to snap up at least 28 million of the popular touchscreen devices at the expense of low-end notebooks.