PC Sales Expected to Recover, With Double-Digit 2003 Gains

WSJ: The depressed personal-computer market should bounce back slowly this year and return to double-digit gains next year, according to market-research reports.
International Data Corp. Thursday is expected to lift its estimate for world-wide unit shipments this year to a 4.7% gain, its second increase since December. IDC originally forecast a 1.8% gain for this year, then in March revised the projection to a 3% gain.
Gartner Inc. this week also lifted its forecast for 2002 PC unit shipments to a 5.4% gain compared with last year, up more than one percentage point from its last forecast. The companies’ estimates differ slightly because of differences in forecast methodology. (full story – subscription needed) or read it for free on CNet!