UK PC market reached more than 3.25 mln units in Q1 2008

The UK PC market demonstrated solid performance in Q1 2008, as overall PC shipments for the quarter reached more than 3.25 mln units, an increase of 14.3% YOY. Mobility continued to be the key driver, as the notebook market grew by a very healthy 41.8%, thanks to renewals, further expansion of the installed base to new buyers, and multiple-equipment purchases. According to IDC, notebook shipment levels are set to show growth levels of 35.5% in 2008, while desktop volumes are expected to sink further, with an annual decline of -8.3%.