PC industry prepares for weaker gain


22 December 2005 – New York (NY): PC sales this year are heading for their weakest gain since 2001 and some industry chiefs fear next year could be even worse, reports The Wall Street Journal Online.
A six per cent increase in sales of home PC units, down from a 10 per cent gain last year, reflects increasing competition from flat panel televisions – with expected price cuts next year to hit the industry further, the website says.
It adds that a 41 per cent increase in notebook sales during the Thanksgiving weekend could prove to be this year’s saviour.