PC unit shipments for the third quarter are expected to show 24.8 percent growth over the same period last year.
An International Data Corp. report indicates that strong growth in worldwide PC shipments will come on the heels of a 36 percent increase in unit volumes during the second quarter.
Falling prices and rising consumer interest are being credited for the sales boost, along with healthy growth in Asia and the still strong U.S. economy.
Japan has enjoyed the highest year-to-year growth rate with an increase of 39 percent for Q2. Western Europe’s PC demand is expected to grow 16.3 percent in the third quarter, while U.S. PC volumes will climb to 12.2 million units in the third quarter, IDC said.
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