Saturday, April 16, 2005 Global PC Shipments Up 10 Percent in First Quarter Global PC Shipments Up 10 Percent in First Quarter: "The worldwide personal computer market grew more than 10 percent in the first quarter, fueled by strong growth in Europe and healthy shipments of notebook PCs, market research firms said on Friday.
Global PC shipments rose 10.9 percent to 46.1 million in the quarter, about 1 percent above forecast, IDC said. Rival Gartner said shipments rose 10.3 percent to 50.4 million. "

On the second page of the article: "Despite disappointing results for most vendors in the U.S. market, Gartner said Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) moved into the fifth position in the U.S. market, ahead of Toshiba. Gartner reported that Apple's U.S. PC shipments rose 45.1 percent in the first quarter.
IDC pegged Apple's PC shipment growth at more than 43 percent, citing the ability of Apple to leverage the success of its iPod digital music player, the iTunes online music store, and the recently introduced Mac mini."

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