Though IDC estimates global PC  shipments grew only 1.6% last year, it believes shipments to the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Though IDC estimates global PC  shipments grew only 1.6% last year, it believes shipments to the Asia-Pac region (exc. Japan) held up much better, growing 11% on the back of surging Chinese demand. The industry's growing reliance on Asia-Pac sales should help Lenovo continue its share gains, but is a mixed blessing for Microsoft (MSFT), given the region's high piracy rates.