Windows 8 has failed to give PC sales the boost it was supposed to, the NPD Group has found. Since the OS’s Oct. 26 launch, overall Windows device sales have fallen 21 percent compared with the same period last year. Notebook sales fell 24 percent, and desktop PC sales slipped by 9 percent. “Desktops have performed better than notebooks all year, based mostly on the popularity of all-in-one products and the niche appeal of desktops to today’s mass market consumer,” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD.
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PC Sales Get No Lift From Win 8 Launch