The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion with host Chris Hill, and analysts Ron Gross, Jason Moser, and Charly Travers.

Some big tech companies were rocked this week by a new report from the research firm IDC. According to IDC, worldwide laptop and desktop shipments fell 14% in the first quarter. It's the sharpest decrease since IDC began tracking the data nearly 20 years ago. Shares of Microsoft , Hewlett-Packard , and Dell all dropped on the news. In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts talk about the slowdown of the PC, and the implications for investors.


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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Charly Travers owns shares of Microsoft. Chris Hill has no position in any stocks mentioned. Jason Moser has no position in any stocks mentioned. Ron Gross owns shares of Microsoft and Dell. The Motley Fool owns shares of Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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