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Schools Help Bolster U.S. Computer Market

By Kevin Connors — August 06, 2013 1 min read

While the worldwide demand for personal computers continues to decline, the market for those devices has remained relatively stable in the United States, bolstered partly by schools’ continued reliance on them, according to a newly released industry report.

Preliminary results from a report by the Connecticut-based research firm Gartner Inc. indicates that PC shipments dropped almost 9 million units worldwide during the second quarter of 2013, marking a loss for the fifth consecutive quarter—the longest sustained decline in history for those devices, the analysis says.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 07, 2013 edition of Education Week as Schools Help Bolster U.S. Computer Market

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