Global PC market grows for first time in 6 years: survey

Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both agree that the PC market grew in the second quarter of 2018, with IDC claiming an increase of 2.7 percent and Gartner recording a more modest 1.4 percent of growth. IDC first revealed the PC market was starting flatten and show potential growth last year, but both Gartner and IDC track PC shipments differently. IDCís data crucially includes Chromebooks and excludes Windows tablets including devices with a detachable keyboard like the Surface Pro. Gartner counts Windows-based tablets as PCs and excludes Chromebooks or any non-Windows-based tablets. Chromebooks appeared to be powering some PC growth last year, but now that... Continue reading…

Global PC market grows for first time in 6 years: survey

The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Phys.org

PC shipments just grew for the first time in six years - CNET

Smartphones are still dominating, but Windows, Mac and Linux are hanging on.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

The PC isn't dead yet: Shipments grow for first time in years - CNET, Thu 12 Jul 18 from CNET

PC market appears to have grown for the first time since 2012

Windows 10 migrations are prompting corporate customers to buy new PCs.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Arstechnica

Business and gaming boost PC shipments for the first time since 2012

Supposing you've followed the PC's steady downward spiral over the last few years, the following news might surprise you: Between April and June worldwide PC shipments marked ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Engadget

Sales of PCs just grew for the first time in six years

Don’t look now, but the PC might not be dead. According to Gartner, collector of marketshare and industry metrics, worldwide shipments of personal computers just experienced the first ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from TechCrunch

New PC Sales Are On The Upswing For The First Time In 6 Years

Perhaps in a parallel universe, tablets rule the day and traditional PCs are now extinct. Not in this universe, though. Both Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) tallied more than ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from HotHardware

PC sales are growing for the first time in six years

Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both agree that the PC market grew in the second quarter of 2018, ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from The Verge

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