Laptop surge cranks up PC sales forecast

Analyst Gartner has raised its annual sales forecast for PC shipments.

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Analyst Gartner has raised its annual sales forecast for PC shipments.

Gartner said laptop sales were higher than expected in the first quarter and upped its overall PC growth forecast for this year to 10.2%, or 202.1 million units.

The analyst had previously forecast growth of 9.9%.

Along with the unexpected rise in laptop sales, Gartner pointed out that desktop sales had been lower than expected.

Gartner said laptop sales had been boosted by lower prices and increasingly bundled wireless capabilities. According to the analyst, many enterprises are now choosing the mobility and flexibility of laptops over desktops.

Gartner forecast laptop shipments increasing by 26.5% over last year, while desktop sales should see a 4.6% increase. Laptop shipments still make up less than a third of PC sales.

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