PC shipments grow for the first time in six years

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    Do you feel as if reports of the PC industry’s decline have been going on for years? That’s because they have. Six years, in fact. But for the first time since Q1 2012, the market has experienced year-over-year growth.

    Research firm Gartner revealed that total PC shipments for the second quarter of 2018 reached 62.1 million—a 1.4 percent increase compared to the same quarter one year earlier.

    While the figures—which show units shipped to companies’ warehouses, not direct sales to consumers—will be welcome, Gartner warned not to celebrate a “PC industry recovery” quite yet. The growth is primarily the result of demand from the business market, while the consumer segment has actually decreased slightly. The firm says consumers are still using their smartphones for daily tasks such as banking and shopping, thereby reducing the need for a PC.
    Source: techspot

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