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Worldwide PC market sees sequential shipment growth in Q1 2008, say IDC and Gartner

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Worldwide PC market sees sequential shipment growth in Q1 2008, say IDC and Gartner

Worldwide PC shipments grew by 14.6% to 69.5 million units in the first quarter of 2008, which was above previous estimates of 13.2%, according to IDC. However, the US market slipped to a meager 3.5% on-year growth rate as the general economic malaise currently affecting the US economy has begun to impact the local PC market as well. The other international markets more than compensated for the US, with the EMEA and Asia/Pacific regions coming in more than two points above forecast due to continued strength in developing countries, noted the research firm.

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