Times are expected to get tougher for the PC industry. Worldwide shipments are expected to dip 8 percent during the first half of 2009. According to bit-tech.net, the drop is influenced by large corporate buyers foregoing upgrades until the end of the recession.
Research from IDC expects that PC shipments will begin to recover in 2010. The research firm predicts consumers will lead the push when they begin to feel more comfortable with their funds, reports PC World. The article notes that consumers alone won't lead the charge. IDC believes PC makers will add new features and personalization to attract buyers, especially in the netbook and laptop categories.