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With growth on the horizon, PC makers will try to attract consumers by introducing products with features like ultrathin designs, LED panels, and touchscreens. "Beyond stabilizing their business, PC venders are trying to position themselves for gains as the market recovers," said Jay Chou, an IDC research analyst. IDC predicts that desktop sales will suffer as consumers transition to laptops and other mobile products, and netbooks may be threatened by more powerful, aggressively priced ultrathin notebooks.
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