Gartner predicts PC shipment growth in 4Q

Jun 26, 2009

(AP) -- Gartner Inc. analysts are predicting this holiday season will be sweeter than last year's for the PC industry.

Computer makers bank on holiday shopping for a large portion of their annual sales. The fourth quarter of 2008 was the industry's worst in about six years. But the technology research group predicts some growth in in the final three months of this year, though it did not say how much.

PC dropped about 7 percent in the first quarter, and Gartner says it expects 10 percent declines from 2008 levels in the next two quarters.

For 2010, the analysts' forecast calls for PC shipments to rise about 10 percent from this year.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Airbnb rental site raises $450 mn

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Record 12 pct drop for PC sales in 2009: Gartner

Mar 02, 2009

Sales of personal computers are expected to decline by 11.9 percent to 257 million units in 2009, the steepest drop in the industry's history, market research firm Gartner said Monday.

PC shipments slide in 1Q, HP tops Dell in US (Update)

Apr 15, 2009

(AP) -- Global shipments of personal computers fell 7.1 percent in the first three months of the year, but the decline was smaller than expected and research group IDC on Wednesday said the industry could turn around by ...

Recommended for you

Airbnb rental site raises $450 mn

9 hours ago

Online lodging listings website Airbnb inked a $450 million funding deal with investors led by TPG, a source close to the matter said Friday.

US venture investments highest since 2001 (Update)

Apr 18, 2014

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

User comments : 0

More news stories

Airbnb rental site raises $450 mn

Online lodging listings website Airbnb inked a $450 million funding deal with investors led by TPG, a source close to the matter said Friday.

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the ...