Desktop PC Sales Way Up


InformationWeek SMB: Desktop PC Sales Way Up

Strong first-quarter sales signal that businesses are back buying PCs. Sales of specialized computers such as all-in-one PCs were particularly strong. But sales growth will likely slow later in the year.


“Companies have finally joined consumers in buying PCs, helping to drive sales up by more than 24% in the first quarter, a market research firm says.

Sales of desktops and laptops exceeded expectations in the quarter, as the number of shipments reached 79.1 million units, compared to 63.7 million units the same period a year ago, IDC said in releasing its quarterly PC market report Wednesday. The solid 24.2% rise was an indication that businesses rattled by last year’s economic recession had returned to the market.”

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