"Mobile PCs are continuing to attract more new users as mobile prices fall and wireless becomes more pervasive. Growing numbers of users are replacing their old desktops with more portable mobiles, and this is one of several factors helping to boost mobile PC growth."Gartner analysts said they see few new technology drivers that could help stimulate PC sales in 2005.
"Dual-core processors will attract some attention, but they will mostly pique the interest of 'techies' and early adopters. Many applications that take full advantage of dual-core capabilities are still being developed and won't be available until next year at the earliest."Replacement activity has helped drive double-digit PC growth over the last two years, but replacement activity will begin to wane this year.