Gartner, a leading market research firms, released a new report about the PC market. For this year the firm expects the market will grow about 9%, compared to 11% in 2004.
Gartner expects PC shipments to total 199 million in 2005, up 9% from 183 million in 2004. Market growth in 2004 was 11.4%. Gartner projects mobile PC shipments to drive market growth by increasing 17.4% in 2005. Meanwhile, desktop PC shipments are only forecast to grow 6.1%.