Worldwide PC market decline as Windows 8 fails to gain speed

The worldwide PC market saw a worse-than-expected decline in Q4 of 2012. This holiday was the first time in the last  five years
there was a drop in sales--6.4 percent. There was also 12-month decline of 3.2 percent, according to market research firm IDC.

For the year, 352.4 million units shipped worldwide compared with 363.9 million in 2011.