PC sales in the company have increased as companies implement Windows 10 before Microsoft terminates support for Windows 7.
The PC market has experienced its first year-on-year growth in six years, according to Gartner figures for the second quarter of 2018.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the quarter, a 1.4% increase over the second quarter of 2017, Gartner said.
This growth has been driven mainly in the corporate market, where companies are updating old hardware as part of a Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration.
“The growth of PC shipments in the second quarter of 2018 was driven by demand in the commercial market, which was offset by declining shipments in the consumer segment,” said Mikako Kitagawa, Gartner’s senior analyst.
“In consumer space, the fundamental market structure, due to changes in the behavior of PC users, still remains and continues to affect market growth. Consumers are using their smartphones to perform even more everyday tasks, such as checking social networks, calendars, banking and purchases, which reduces the need for a consumer PC. ”
Gartner said that all regions experienced some growth for a year. But while the results are positive for the PC industry, Gartner analysts said that this sign of market stability is still not enough to declare the recovery of the PC industry.
HP INC and Lenovo shared the first place as the PC manufacturers who shipped the largest number of units during the quarter, with each having a market share of 21.9%. Dell ranked third with a market share of 16.8%, Apple was the fourth with 7.1% and Acer the fifth with 6.4%.
According to Gartner, the top five PC vendors saw an increase in world PC shipments in the quarter, but growth is unlikely to continue once the demand for Windows 10 upgrades is reduced.