Computer shipments seen growing 2.8% in 2009


Accelerating mobile PC shipments will drive the worldwide PC (personal computers) market to grow again this year, according to Gartner’s preliminary fourth-quarter forecast.

The forecast predicts global PC shipments to total 298.9 million units in 2009, 2.8 per cent more than 2008. In 2010, PC shipments are projected to reach 336.6 million units, a 12.6 per cent increase over 2009.While PC sales will grow in 2009, the market value of PC shipments is still projected to decline. 

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