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PC market shrugs off economic pressures and HDD woes

Simon Quicke

The PC market in EMEA has shrugged off the current tough economic conditions and the ongoing HDD supply issues following last year's Thailand floods and delivered growth in the first quarter.

It's become almost commonplace to see the PC figures on the slide but the latest numbers from IDC will make encouraging reading for the industry with shipments increasing by 7.6% compared to the same period last year.

Although the analyst house expects problems to continue in the market on the supply side because of a shortage of HDDs available the impact in the first three months of the year was nowhere near as bad as some had expected.

The UK market delivered growth, along with Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Spain with France suffering a slight dip. Eszter Morvay, research manager, IDC EMEA Personal Computing, said that the performance had been, "moderate compared to emerging markets".

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