IDC: PC market on fast track to recovery

By Matthew
Dec 17, 2009
  1. According to IDC, strong back-to-school demand boosted global PC shipments in the third quarter of 2009, increasing 2.3% after three consecutive quarters of decline. The firm believes the PC market is on a fast track to recovery, with worldwide shipments projected to grow by double digits on a yearly basis through 2013. The total number of computers sold could reach 321.4 million next year, compared to 291.4 million units in 2009 -- and that trend is expected to continue. Shipments could reportedly hit 444.4 million in 2013.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,854   +1,055

    Nice to see the PC market re-surging. Think the drop had more to do with a bad economy (that impacted everything), then a lack of need for PC's.

    It's a market that's going to be robust as long as there's a need for information processing.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,938   +1,353

    Although i agree with the laptop sales (which are very optimistic by the way) the desktop's growth looks very pessimistic. 2010 should be a much better year for desktop PC's than 2009.
  4. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 527   +8

    It is interesting to see the projection for laptop/portable sales to be double desktops by 2012. I believe it though as i ended up picking a laptop over a desktop as well for space/portability reasons. Most people don't or can't make sure of the power you can get in a desktop anyway, so why bother?
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