Gartner says worldwide PC shipments have reversed a downward slump over the last three quarters. PC shipments over Q3 ’09 rose 0.5% over Q3 ’08, a significant improvement over the 5% and 6.5% declines in the previous two quarters, respectively. Gartner had previously predicted a 5.6% decline, in line with previous trend. However, they missed the mark by quite a lot – PC shipments actually grew by 0.5%.

Asia continues to increase – with China’s PC shipments increasing an amazing 28.5%! US shipments show signs of recovery at 3.9% whereas EMEA continues to suffer.

Following a few hours after Intel’s impressive Q3 results, and previous reports of unprecedented demand for ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 family, the computer hardware industry may well be on its way to recovery. The upcoming Windows 7 launch, however, should not have a substantial impact on PC sales, Gartner predicts.

Reference: Gartner


Gartner says worldwide PC shipments have reversed a downward slump over
the last three quarters. PC shipments over Q3 ’09 rose 0.5% over Q3 ’08,
a significant improvement over the 5% and 6.5% declines in the previous
two quarters, respectively. Gartner had previously predicted a 5.6%
decline, in line with previous trend. However, they missed the mark by
quite a lot – PC shipments actually grew by 0.5%.

Asia continues
to increase – with China’s PC shipments increasing an amazing 28.5%! US
shipments show signs of recovery at 3.9% whereas EMEA continues to
suffer.

Following a few hours after Intel’s
impressive Q3 results
, and previous reports of unprecedented demand
for ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 family, the computer hardware industry may
well be on its way to recovery. The upcoming Windows 7 launch, however,
should not have a substantial impact on PC sales, Gartner predicts.

Reference:
Gartner