Up 14.5 per cent against iSuppli's predictions of 12.5 for Q2 year-on-year

PC shipments outperform estimates

PC shipments are likely to remain strong, despite the uncertain economic climate, according to the latest report from iSuppli, which showed that worldwide they grew by 14.5 per cent in the second quarter.

According to the research firm, shipments were up 14.5 per cent on the same time last year, two per cent above what iSuppli had predicted for the period.

"PC shipments came in higher than forecasts," commented Matthew Wilkins, principle analysts for computer platforms for iSuppli. "iSuppli maintains its enthusiasm for the PC market in 2008, despite the challenge conditions.

"iSuppli latest forecast for the 2008 PC market estimates unit growth of 12.5 per cent," he added.

The results showed that HP retained its position as worldwide number one, as did Dell at number two, Acer at number three and Lenovo at number four. However, Dell did manage to regain second place in laptops shipments, displacing Acer.

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