IDC rival Gartner also reported its PC shipment figures Wednesday and put the global market at 76 million units, down 10.9 percent on the year.
"This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments, which is the longest duration of decline in the PC market's history," Gartner said in a statement.
The company's estimates were released at around the same time as IDC's and largely mirrored its observations on the market.
(IDC is owned by International Data Group, the parent company of IDG News Service.)
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