4Q13 PC Shipments - both down and up :)

Gartner has released their preliminary numbers for PC shipments 4Q 2013.

There are different ways to look at numbers like these.

Simply viewing them quarter-to-quarter is wrong, but viewing them year-to-year and ignoring the relative quarter-to-quarter performance is wrong as well.

I like to mix it all together. Not surprisingly the numbers are down since 4Q 2012, however the last three quarters have shown relative growth quarter-over-quarter as the PC market slowly claws back the losses of Q1 2012.