Global shipments of personal computers in the second quarter jumped a better-than-expected 16.6 percent, paced by strong demand for low-cost systems, notebook computers and commercial PC replacements, market research firm IDC said on Monday.
IDC rival Gartner said growth in the quarter also topped its expectations, as unit shipments increased 14.8 percent. The two figures differ because Gartner and IDC use different methodologies in measuring PC shipments.
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