IDC expects global PC sales to rise 5% this year to 382.6M. Most of the growth is expected to...

|By:, SA News Editor

IDC expects global PC sales to rise 5% this year to 382.6M. Most of the growth is expected to come from a 12% increase in emerging markets notebook sales - just 1.7% growth is expected for developed markets. This works to the benefit of Lenovo (LNVGY.PK), which has been picking up share, and to the detriment of Dell (DELL), whose PC ops just had a dismal quarter. In spite of tablet cannibalization, IDC is staying positive about 2013, estimating PC sales will rise 8.1%.