Worldwide sales of personal computers are expected to grow nearly 20 per cent this year over 2009, with laptops driving new sales, research group Gartner said.
Gartner said it expected total PC sales of 366.1 million units in 2010, a 19.7 per cent increase from the 305.8 million units shipped in 2009.
It said worldwide PC spending is forecast to reach $245 billion this year, up 12.2 per cent from 2009.
Gartner said PC market growth in 2010 will be driven by sales of portable computers.
“The PC industry will be overwhelmingly driven by mobile PCs, thanks to strong home growth in both emerging and mature markets,” Gartner research director George Shiffler said in a statement.