Global PC market to grow 11.1% in 2007

Worldwide PC shipments are projected to rise 11.1% in 2007, according Gartner. PC shipments are estimated to increase to 257.1 mln from 231.5 mln a year earlier as sales in emerging markets grow. Gartner expects emerging markets to gain about 128 mln new PC users in 2007 and 2008, representing about 25% of all PC units expected to be shipped. Laptops and desktop sales are expected to be 103.2 mln and 153.9 mln in 2007.