Global PC market up 12.9% in Q1 2006

The worldwide PC market continued its solid expansion in Q1 2006 with YTY growth of 12.9% despite an expected decline from growth of 15.9% in 2005, according to IDC. Nearly all regions were inline or slightly ahead of forecasts for Q1 2006, helping boost worldwide shipment growth for Q1 2006 to 12.9%. Portable adoption remained a key trend in all regions and consumer growth appeared relatively strong following the holiday season.