07/16/2014 02:47 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2014

IDC & Gartner: PC Market Has Strongest Quarter in Recent Memory

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Personal computers, long an ailing member of the larger technology market, had a strong second quarter. After consistent quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market was either up 0.1 percent, or down a modest 1.7 percent in the period, according to Gartner and IDC, respectively. In the United States, the PC market was up around 7 percent in the quarter, again according to the two firms.

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