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Q1 PC Shipments Soar

NEW YORK — Worldwide PC shipments
grew in excess of 25 percent, according
to reports by IDC and Gartner.

In the United States shipments increased
16.9 percent on 17.5 million
units shipped, said IDC, while Gartner
pegged the increase at 20.2 percent
on slightly fewer units shipped,
compared with the first quarter of
2009. Gartner reported worldwide unit
shipments tallied 84.3 million units,
while IDC turned in a slightly lower
figure of 79.1 million.

Hewlett-Packard remained the top
PC shipper in the United States and
worldwide on both research company