Worldwide Q2 PC shipments grew by just 2.3%, Gartner says, well below the firm's projected 6.7%...

|By:, SA News Editor

Worldwide Q2 PC shipments grew by just 2.3%, Gartner says, well below the firm's projected 6.7% increase. The weak preliminary results reflect pressure from iPad (AAPL) and related-product sales, as well as cautious spending. H-P (HPQ) continues to lead, accounting for 17.5% of shipments in Q2, and Dell (DELL) moves into the No. 2 slot for the first time since Q4 of 2008.