The sales of personal computers in the European region grew faster than it was expected in the Q1 of this year. According to the latest figures from industry analysts, this boost in personal computer sales can be attributed to the Windows 7 migration by corporate users.
The shipment of personal computers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) rose 6.7% year-on-year, reaching 28.2 million units during the first three months of 2012. Worldwide, 89 million computer systems were shipped, which is an increase by 1.9%.
Citing Windows upgrades as the main driver of the growth in Europe, Ranjit Atwal, the research director at Gartner said, "The EMEA PC market grew faster than the worldwide PC market because of solid demand from the professional market as organizations executed long-awaited Windows 7 plans."
At the same time, the research firm warns that in the wake of the growing popularity of mobile computing devices such as tablets and smartphones, the demand for personal computers is gradually slowing down.
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