CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Culture

Sales of PC peripherals rise

Despite declining sales of PCs, U.S. retail sales of peripherals rose slightly in the first half of the year, according to market researcher NPD Intelect. Sales of computer-related products grew 3.4 percent to nearly $12.3 billion, compared with the same period last year. Growth was led by sales of removable memory and flat-panel monitors, which grew more than 210 percent and 149 percent, respectively. NPD categorized handheld computers and recordable CD drives--but not printers and scanners--as peripherals. Sales of "core" computer products, such as desktop PCs, printers and scanners, accounted for 35.5 percent of computer-related sales at U.S. retail in the first half of the year, NPD said. That compares with 45.5 percent in the same period last year.

Despite declining sales of PCs, U.S. retail sales of peripherals rose slightly in the first half of the year, according to market researcher NPD Intelect. Sales of computer-related products grew 3.4 percent to nearly $12.3 billion, compared with the same period last year. Growth was led by sales of removable memory and flat-panel monitors, which grew more than 210 percent and 149 percent, respectively. NPD categorized handheld computers and recordable CD drives--but not printers and scanners--as peripherals.

Sales of "core" computer products, such as desktop PCs, printers and scanners, accounted for 35.5 percent of computer-related sales at U.S. retail in the first half of the year, NPD said. That compares with 45.5 percent in the same period last year.