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PC shipments extend slide, falling 11% in Q3

PC makers scramble to go mobile to catch up with consumers

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CROSSING OVER: Microsoft introduced its first-ever laptop, three Lumia phones and a Surface Pro 4 tablet (above) on Tuesday.

New York

SHIPMENTS of personal computers fell nearly 11 per cent last quarter, to the shock of almost no one. Sales have been declining for so long - 14 consecutive quarters - that it is becoming harder to remember a time when PCs ruled the tech world.

The prolonged slump helps