Sales of personal computers have slumped to the lowest levels since 2007.
A survey by research firm Gartner found that PC sales continued to fall at the start of 2016.
International Data Corporation figures show that PC shipments in the first quarter of 2016 had slumped 11.5 per cent over the year to 60.6 million units.
PC sales were hurt by the strong US dollar, which had made the PVs more expensive in some markets.
IDC said other factors included the volatile market conditions for stocks, commodities and currencies and business still testing machines switching over to Windows 10.
“The deterioration of local currencies against the US collar continued to play a major role in PC shipment declines,” Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa said.
“All major regions showed year-on-year shipment declines, with Latin America showing the steepest drop, where PC shipments declined 32.4 per cent.
“The Latin America PC market was intensely impacted by Brazil, where the problematic economy and political instability adversely affect the market.”