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Windows 7 sparked worldwide PC sales drive

Both Gartner and IDC gave two key reasons for the huge upswing in PC sales: 1. The launch of Windows 7 sparked renewed interest in the PC market. Essentially, customers heard great things about Windows 7 and were anxious to get their hands on it. 2. wide variety of powerful, affordably priced netbook, laptop and desktop PCs gave customers a chance to get a great machine at a great price. “According to IDC early projections, PC shipments in 2009 were up 2.3% overall over 2008. In US, PC market established a new record of nearly 20.7 million units shipped in 4th quarter – a year-on-year growth of 24%! You can find IDC report here, including information on international PC markets.” “According to Gartner “Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2009 Posted Strongest Growth Rate in Seven Years,” Gartner Newsroom, Jan 13, 2010, Worldwide PC shipments surpassed 90 million units in the fourth quarter of 2009, a 22.1% increase from 4th quarter of 2008, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. It was the strongest quarter over quarter growth rate the worldwide PC market has experienced in the last seven years. More information here.”


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