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Asia brands boost global PC market

Driven by booming sales among Asia-based brands, global PC shipments surged 22.7 percent in the first quarter, marking the highest on-year growth in a quarter ever recorded by iSuppli.

According to Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for computer platforms at iSuppli, the rise of Asian brands at the expense of longtime US leaders like HP and Dell represents a historic shift in the PC market. "The rise of China’s consumer economy along with Asia’s increasing dominance in electronics manufacturing is spurring a fundamental shift in the regional balance of power in the PC market," said Wilkins.