The global PC market grew for the first time in eight years, according to research firms IDC and Gartner. IDC expects a worldwide increase in PC shipments of 2.7 percent to 266.7 million devices worldwide, while Gartner links it to 0.6 percent to 261.2 million devices. 2018 contained the first quarter of market growth in six years, but in 2019 it eventually led to a full year of growth, the first in the market since 2011.
Although Gartner and IDC have broadly agreed on the direction the PC-market is currently heading, both companies count devices a little differently. Both include desktops, laptops, and removable tablets, such as the surface, but Gartner excludes Chromebooks.
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Both IDC and Gartner present both Windows 10 upgrades for this turnaround. With Microsoft’s deprecated support for Windows 7 today, businesses around the world are forced to upgrade their legacy devices, leading Gartner to lead to a “live business demand” for Windows 10. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 has been installed at $ 900 million since September last year. equipment. NetMarketShare data suggests that there are still millions of computers that will not upgrade. However, Windows 7 is still used on more than 30 percent of desktops.
IDC says the benefits of upgrading to a new operating system are unlikely to last long, and although new technologies such as 5G and dual and fold display devices are on the horizon, it will take some time to arrive. Microsoft will eventually have to stop supporting Windows 8, but the operating system’s market share is so small compared to Windows 7 that it is unlikely to lead to the same amount of upgrades.
This was no good news for the PC-market in 2019. Gartner identified the lack of Intel processors as a “major problem,” and IDC said the adoption of AMD processors helped the situation. Performance also varied between companies. The top three computer manufacturers – Lenovo, HP, and Dell – all saw supply growth, but the fourth and fifth-placed Apple and Acer saw a drop in PC supply between 2018 and 2019.