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IDC: PCs up

Global personal computer sales jumped 15.7 percent in the third quarter to 38.

Global personal computer sales jumped 15.7 percent in the third quarter to 38.4 million units. Dell had 17.4% of the market with 6.67 million units and HP had 17.1%, or 6.55 million units. IDC had projected 10.4 percent global growth, and analysts were surprised by a 16.1% surge in U.S. sales and a 17.5% rise in European sales. Sales in Japan rose about 10%.