The Inquirer writes: "We had fun this year with major product roll-outs, from Intel's Core i7 and AMD Phenom II on the CPU front, to multiple generations of Nvidia and ATI GPUs. DDR3 memory matured, new netbook platforms were enabled by Atoms and such, not to forget the final Flash SSD arrival in a big way.
Then, late in the year, the well-engineered "world financial cum economic crisis" hit. The usual way for a select few behind the curtain to again make horrendous profits at the expense of the millions of individual and corporate sheeple who believed in their financial 'structures'. This started eating away at PC market confidence too."