IDC: Top 5 U.S. PC Brands In Q2

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Not Dead Yet

This may come as a surprise, but the PC market is improving, and in the U.S it's growing, according to IDC.

Second-quarter worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, which was the smallest drop in the market since second-quarter 2012. The U.S. market actually expanded in the second quarter, with 6.9 percent year-on-year growth.

IDC analysts say upgrades of Windows XP systems boosted shipments and Chromebooks and ultraslims helped sales numbers.

With back-to-school sales and the holiday season still to come, the PC market could finish the year on a strong note.

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