Global Sales of PC Grow More Than 20 Percent

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    Global Sales of PC Grow More Than 20 Percent
    Global sales of personal computers surged more than 20 percent in the second quarter, according to data released on Wednesday, boosted by strong demand from businesses and the European market. Total shipments in the April-May period climbed 22.4 percent, according to IDC. Gartner put the growth at 20.7 percent in the period. Demand for desktop PCs exceeded expectations, IDC said, as businesses moved ahead with replacing aging computers. At the same time, sales in Europe benefited from healthy sales to both consumers and businesses. Growth in the United States -- where shipments rose 12.6 percent -- and Asia/Pacific came in slightly below expectations. The PC market remains robust, and in a recovery phase, despite challenges to a broader economic recovery, such as slow job growth and a more conservative outlook in Europe and Asia/Pacific," IDC analyst Jay Chou said in a statement. Gartner noted that sales of low-cost netbooks slowed significantly in the face of fresh competition from Apple Inc's iPad tablet device.
     
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    I'm surprised that desktop PCs are still the tool of choice and not laptops/netbooks, given how much Wi-fi availability has expanded in recent years and the need to be increasingly mobile. I imagine it's the ones that are tied to staff in office buildings that are making up those numbers. Interesting.
     
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    PC/desktops still win over laptops due to it's power, easy customization of hardware, and good for gaming.
    On the other hand, laptops tend to be more expensive and hard to maintain compared to desktop PCs.
     

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