Don’t count out desktop PCs just yet. Laptops may be hotter and hipper, but desktops are hardly the dinosaur of the tech world — a fact confirmed by new research from IDC.
Hardware Central has the story on IDC’s latest forecast for the PC market.
After a 2009 most PC vendors would like to forget — except perhaps Acer, which passed Dell to become the world’s second-ranked vendor behind HP — PC sales will begin to improve this year thanks to steep discounts and improving global economic conditions, according to market researcher IDC.
IDC’s) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker projects the rate of global overall growth in 2010 to be 12.6 percent, well beyond 2009’s 2.9 percent growth. Emerging regions like BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), which have been leading the revival of the market so far, are expected to continue their lead, growing 18.5 percent and overtaking mature markets in volume during 2010 and beyond.
Mature markets like the U.S., Japan, and Western Europe should see 2010 come in at 7.2 percent, with double-digit volume growth expected to return in 2011.