The PC market appears to be on firmer ground than analysts thought, according to industry reports. The first quarter saw a 1.9% increase in shipments, according to a report from Gartner that countered analysts' expectation of a 1.2% dip. The increase indicates the industry may "pick up significantly" by year's end, Loren Loverde of IDC said in a separate report.
Gartner: PC shipments were up in Q1
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