Saturday July 14, 2018

PC Shipments Grew for the First Time in Six Years

According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments grew for the first time in six years during the second quarter of 2018. This was driven purely by the business market and the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, not consumers, many of whom have switched to smartphones for daily tasks. Analysts warn that the market will weaken again in two years.

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This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for the PC industry, Gartner analysts said this sign of market stability is not enough to declare a PC industry recovery just yet.