EMEA PC market maintained healthy growth at roughly 16% in Q1 2006. The market continued to be driven by significant demand for portable PCs in the consumer and SMB segments, which helped maintain regional portable growth above 30% versus desktop growth of roughly 8%. Competitive pressure and aggressive pricing strategies continued to assist overall demand and in particular portable adoption across the region. Strong demand in both consumer and commercial segments helped bolster growth in the Japanese market. Growth slowed from 9% in 2005 as expected, but outpaced forecast growth of roughly 2% for Q1 2006. The strong results may indicate more robust consumer demand going forward.
Worldwide PC shipments in Q1 2006
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