59.9 mln PCs sold in Asia-Pacific in 2006

In Asia/Pacific, PC shipments reached 59.9 mln units in 2006, a 17.2% increase from 2005. In Q4, PC shipments reached 15.7 mln units, a 13.3% increase. In Q4 2006 demand was primarily soft as buyers were prepared to wait one more month for PCs installed with Vista. Consumers were also distracted by aggressive prices of LCD TVs, Gartner reports.