Is the Age of the PC Over?


The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Matt Argersinger, Andy Cross, and Bryan Hinmon discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.

Shares of Microsoft fell on Thursday in the wake of two developments. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to a "sell." And research firm IDC reported that PC sales declined 14% in the first quarter. What do declining PC sales mean for investors in Microsoft? What does the slowdown mean for Dell and its attempts to go private? In this installment of MarketFoolery, our analysts discuss the future of the PC.

It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that, while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He's also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.

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