With the rise of tablets sales, the demand for laptops has continued to plummet further. According to the research firm IHS, laptop sales have fallen by 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first.

“This is the first time the industry has seen a sequential drop since the second quarter of 2002 when shipments fell by 3.7 percent,” IHS reported.

Though laptop makers have to deal with adapting to the needs of consumers, they also know that this may not be enough to compete against the newest tablets. 

According to CNET, “PC makers could bounce back by introducing lower-cost laptops that eat up less power by incorporating Intel’s Bay Trail processor or AMD’s Temash chip, IHS said. Higher-cost ultrabooks could also generate renewed interest assuming prices dip and more consumers gravitate toward Windows 8.”

[via CNET]