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Tablet Boom Prompts Gartner to Cut PC Market View



HELSINKI (Reuters) - Research firm Gartner slashed its growth forecast for the global PC market this year to 3.8 percent from 9.3 percent, citing slower economies in Western Europe and the United States, and a boom in media tablets.

The success of Apple's iPad has dented consumer demand for personal computers, while the long-hoped for recovery in the corporate and government PC replacement cycle has been derailed by the U.S. and European debt crises and associated fallout.