( – FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 12 (FAM) – The International Data Corporation (IDC) reported Tuesday that worldwide shipments of traditional personal computers (PCs) totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, posting year-over-year growth of 0.6 percent.

While the previous forecast had expected shipments to decline 1.8 percent in the quarter, the new IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker quarterly figure represented the first PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012, when many users still considered PCs their first computing device.