From the beginning of 2012, the PC market has stopped growing. At that time already was a sufficient range of smartphones, came a few iPad models and a huge number of 7-inch tablets running Android. Analysts announced the advent of post-PC. No doubt that mobile devices will replace computers, but suddenly, PC sales began to rise.
Gartner is closely monitoring the market for personal computers. Their new data on sales in the second quarter of 2018 show that was put 62,1 million units. This is 1.4 percent more than in the same quarter of last year. As mentioned above, this is the first growth in the PC market for six years.
Sales growth was demonstrated by all popular manufacturers: Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple and Acer. Today, the largest market share of Lenovo and HP computers. Each of these companies is 21.9%. In third place is Dell with 16.8 percent, and completing the top five leaders on Apple and Acer with 7.1 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.
What happened with smartphones and tablets, which had forever to Eclipse the PC market? In Gartner says that with them nothing happened, and the era of post-PC continues to advance. Consumers are increasingly used for daily tasks of the mobile device, which saves them from having to turn on the computer.
The growth that showed the PC market in the second quarter of 2018, Gartner attributed the high demand for computers in the corporate segment. The interest of consumers continues to decline. This may mean that in the next quarter everything will go back to their seats, and we will continue to enjoy the era post-PC.