While tablets and macro issues are hurting PC demand in Western economies, Asia remains a...

|By:, SA News Editor

While tablets and macro issues are hurting PC demand in Western economies, Asia remains a bastion of growth: IDC estimates the Asia-Pacific region (exc. Japan) saw 13% Y/Y PC shipment growth in Q2, well above the 2.6% growth estimated for the entire world. Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) spoke last week of emerging markets PC demand remaining healthy.