40 mln PCs to ship in Asia-Pacific in 2005, 44.9 mln in 2006

IDC has raised the forecasts for PC shipments in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region, following the market’s strong performance during the Q2 2005 period. IDC now expects 40.0 mln PCs to be shipped in the APEJ region in 2005, representing an annual growth of 14.8%. This will be followed by 44.9 mln PCs in 2006, or growth of 12.2%. Although desktops will continue to dominate over 75% of the unit shipments over the next two years, notebooks are the hot spot of the PC industry, with a staggering 35.7% annual unit growth expected in 2005, compared to 10.2% for desktops.