(Bloomberg) -- Global personal-computer shipments fell 7.7 percent in the third quarter on slower desktop sales and higher dollar-based prices, market researcher Gartner Inc. said.
PC manufacturers shipped 73.7 million units, compared with 79.8 million a year earlier, Gartner said in a statement Thursday. The introduction of Microsoft Corp.’s new Windows 10 operating system had a “minimal impact” as many upgrades went on existing PCs instead of new ones, the company said. Researcher IDC reported a similar drop in shipments.
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