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Gartner cuts PC sales forecast

Market research firm Gartner Inc. has cut its PC shipment forecast for this year and next, predicting that the growing popularity of tablet computers, such as Apple Inc.’s iPad, will cut into the demand for consumer laptops.

Gartner said it expects global PC shipments of 387.8 million in 2011, up 10.5 percent from 2010. Previously, Gartner predicted 15.9 percent growth.

(Source: Shanghai Daily)