Worldwide sales of PCs are rocketing, according to Gartner, and it’s consumers rather than businesses that are doing the buying.
Global shipments are expected to hit 376.6 million units this year, up 22 percent in 2009. Worldwide PC spending is forecast to reach $245.4 billion in 2010, up 12 percent from 2009.
But while the professional PC market is projected to grow 13.1 percent this year, the home PC market will grow by 29.5 percent.
Sales of laptops rose by 43 percent.
In Gartner’s most likely scenario, approximately 10 million media tablets are expected to ship in 2010.