Processor Shipments Reflect Robust PC MarketBy Scott Ferguson | Print
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Rising demand for notebooks and dropping prices are two signs of the current healthy PC market, analysts say.These are good times for the PC market. These are good times to buy a PC.
Two recent reports from IDC on microprocessor and PC sales indicate demand for PCs is boomingmicroprocessor sales shot to $8 billion in the third quarter of 2007, up 14.8 percent, and PC shipments jumped to 68.5 million units shipped in the quarter, also a 14 percent rise.
"The results indicate that recent, current and near future demand for PC processors and for PCs themselves is healthy," Shane Rau, an IDC analyst and co-author of an Oct. 24 report on microprocessors, wrote in an e-mail to eWEEK.
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