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PC shipments soar in 2010, with more growth ahead

Worldwide shipments of personal computers (PCs) have powered ahead of forecasts, clocking up 84.3 million units in the first quarter of 2010, said research firm Gartner. Sustained growth is expected in the second quarter as well, as more users replace their ageing computers while upgrading to the latest Windows 7 operating system.

In Asia-Pacific, PC shipments reached 26.5 million units, a 36.9 percent increase from the first quarter of 2009 and in China, PC shipments grew 45.4 percent.