Surface Takes On MacBook
Microsoft’s Surface brand has climbed to fifth place in the US sales charts for the most recent quarter.
According to figures from researcher Gartner, the top spot was earned by HP (4.5 million), followed by Dell (3.8 million), Lenovo (2.3 million) and Apple (2 million).
Microsoft’s 600,000 does give it fifth place, although it’s clear that the Surface brand is winning the “best of the rest” race – while the Top Four streak ahead.
“The PC market continued to be driven by steady corporate PC demand, which was driven by Windows 10 PC hardware upgrades. We expect the Windows 10 upgrade cycle to continue through 2020, at which point the upgrade demand will diminish,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.