Gartner said on Thursday that it expects PC growth to slow this year as demand for desktops decreases in developed economies, CNET News.com reports.
Gartner predicts global growth in the PC market will slow in 2006 by nearly 5 percent to 10.7 percent, down from 15.5 percent in 2005, according to CNET News.com.
Desktop shipments to the United States and Western Europe are expected to drop nearly 9 percent, and Gartner thinks mobile PCs will play a part in this, taking a significant bite out of desktop sales, according to CNET News.com.
The popularity of laptops has kept the PC market thriving over the past few years, and this is not expected to change, with growth in notebook sales to increase by more than 31 percent, CNET News.com reports.
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