Strong notebook sales push PC market above 200 million units

More and more people want freedom from the chains of their traditional desk top PCs, so with the proliferation of wireless and the availability of more powerful notebooks, it’s not surprising that sales of mobiles are skyrocketing.

“Mobile PCs are continuing to attract more new users as mobile prices fall and wireless becomes more pervasive,” said George Shiffler, principal analyst for Gartner’s Client Platforms research. “Growing numbers of users are replacing their old desktops with more portable mobiles, and this is one of several factors helping to boost mobile PC growth.”

Gartner analysts said they see few new technology drivers that could help stimulate PC sales in 2005.

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