Samsung drops desktops as PC sales spiral down

The Korea Times reports Samsung is ditching its unprofitable desktop PC business to focus on tablets and laptops. Meanwhile Gartner reports PC shipments will drop more than 10 percent this year as customers move to tablets and smartphones.

Samsung’s move away from desktops won’t be noticed in New Zealand. It’s been years since the company sold traditional PCs in this country. Nevertheless, the move is symbolic of the way things are moving.

Gartner sees tablet sales growing 68 percent, but the phone market will only nudge up 4.3 percernt.