PC Shipments Dwindling

A headline which shouldn’t surprise many, personal computers wheezed their way to the end of 2015, even as Apple managed to gain ground.

In addition to mobile devices, which are well suited to posting videos and photos to social sites, an array of hardware options, like touchscreens and detachable keyboards prompted consumers to hesitate before making purchases. Wearables, like connected watches and health trackers, also attracted consumers during the holiday shopping season.

“Notebooks were off the top wish list of holiday gifts,” Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, said in a release. “At the same time, consumers’ interest shifted to other consumer electronics devices such as TV’s and wearables.”