PC Shipments Post First Growth In 6 Years
Gartner’s latest research reveals global PC shipments increased 1.4% in Q2 – the first year-on-year increase in six years, driven by “steady” business demand.
Q2 results were hampered by declining consumer demand, following changing consumer behaviour and increasing smartphone use.
Asia Pacific PC shipments remained relatively flat, climbing 0.1% year-on-year to 21.3 million units.
Despite the rise, Gartner analysts assert it’s not enough to declare a recovery of the PC market.
Gartner Principal Analyst, Mikako Kitagawa, affirms changing consumer behaviour has reduced the need for a PC.
Kitagawa forecasts business PC momentum to weaken in two years time, after replacement demand for Windows 10 finishes.
Lenovo achieved the top spot in Q2, with market share notching 21.9% – its highest growth rate since Q1 2015.
Contrasting industry trends, HP Inc post its third consecutive quarter of year-on-year PC shipment growth.