Gartner Cuts PC Sales Growth for 2010

By Antonio Perez
Antonio Perez
Antonio Perez
August 31, 2010 Updated: August 31, 2010

[xtypo_dropcap]I[/xtypo_dropcap]ndustry research firm Gartner Inc. has lowered its forecast for worldwide computer sales during the second half of the year, the company said this week.

It estimated a July to December PC sales growth of around 15 percent, a forecast that is around 2 percent lower than before, due to continued economic weaknesses in much of the world.

"The PC market revived in the first half of 2010, but the real test of its resilience is yet to come,” Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal said in a statement. Nonetheless, many analysts expect the corporate sector to spend to upgrade technology, especially since many sat out the last round of upgrades due to the recession which began in 2008.