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PC sales plummet as tablets take over
Used personal computer keyboards wait to be recycled: PC sales are flat, but a "re-imagined" Windows operating system is expected to help move more units.
Used personal computer keyboards wait to be recycled: PC sales are flat, but a "re-imagined" Windows operating system is expected to help move more units.
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t's not a good time for the personal computer business. Sales of PCs have plummeted as consumers are purchasing more and more tablets amid a lethargic economy. According to a new report, PC shipments in the third quarter fell more than 8 percent in a year, the biggest drop since 2001. Microsoft is hoping to boost PC sales when it releases a new version of Windows later this month.

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