PC Shipments Post Nearly 17 Pct. Growth
Jul 18, 9:30 PM (ET)
By MARK JEWELL
BOSTON (AP) - Worldwide shipments of personal computers rose 16.6 percent in
the second quarter as surging international demand and price wars drove
shipments to their highest quarterly growth rate in nearly five years, IDC
And in another sign of its ***, market leader Dell Inc. (DELL)
distanced itself from No. 2 PC maker Hewlett-Packard Co. by posting 23.7
percent growth in the second quarter compared with 16.3 percent for HP, IDC
A report from another technology research firm, Gartner Inc. (IT), put
overall growth at a more modest 14.8 percent for the April-June period.
Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner uses slightly different measurement methods
than IDC, of Framingham, Mass.
IDC said the 16.6 percent gain compared with the same quarter a year ago was
the fastest growth rate since PC shipments posted an 18.9 percent
year-over-year increase in the third quarter of 2000.
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