Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 13:04 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Hardware, Embedded Systems Both IDC and Gartner have released their PC shipment analyses again, and as it turns out, worldwide PC sales are on the rise. Gartner: "Worldwide PC shipments surpassed 85.2 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 2.3 percent increase from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. These results are below Gartner's earlier projection for 6.7 percent growth." IDC, too: "Worldwide PC shipments increased 2.6% in the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11), according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker." From large to small, the world's largest PC manufacturers are HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, and Toshiba. Lenovo demonstrated the largest growth worldwide (+22% compared to Q2 2010). Apple did quite well in the US, but doesn't register on the worldwide scale.
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No tablets
by ourcomputerbloke on Fri 15th Jul 2011 14:20 UTC
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Data includes desk-based PCs, mobile PCs, including mini-notebooks but not media tablets such as the iPad

Of Course a Tablet Is a PC - The iPad Is a PC Too, You Know

Seems Gartner got it wrong. Anyone got time to merge the data to give us the real picture?

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