For the first time since 2012, both IDC and Gartner agree the market for plug and play PCs are up, with a growth of 2.7%. As there has not been any huge releases in these past two quarters to drive PC sales, this number is more impressive than it might seem at first glance. Some of this growth was created from corporate machines being upgraded but not all. The news is good for those who build and sell PCs; as well as for the enthusiasts as stock of current and past generation parts are used up in these machines. You can see what the beancounters said over at The Inquirer.
"This was apparently demonstrated by a solid year-on-year growth of 2.7 per cent and exceeded IDC's forecast of 0.3 per cent growth, marking the strongest year-on-year growth rate in more than six years, when the first quarter of 2012 posted growth of 4.2 per cent"
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