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Gartner predicts 12% increase in worldwide PC sales in 2007

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Gartner expects PC sales worldwide to grow 12.3 percent this year. The increase will be boosted by the reduction in prices associated with equipment and the adhesion of emerging markets to new technologies.

Improvements in the performance level of laptops they are another factor that will influence the increase in the sales of computers worldwide, not only this year but also the next, although in 2008, a slightly lower market growth rate is expected.

Emerging markets will account for an 18.6 percent growth in the number of units sold, while mature markets will see a sales rate 7 percent higher than the previous figure.

According to Gartner, the factors that have negatively influenced the world economy, such as the problems existing in the mortgage market in the United States, should not influence the computer sector, in this case, the sale of PCs, in the coming months.

Even so, the consultant warns that computer manufacturers will have to pay attention to their network of distributors to prevent external economic factors from affecting the sale of equipment.

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