The latest statistics data show that PC sales have been on the rise, by an estimated 2.3% in the fourth quarter.
Many economists are pinning this rise in sales in Microsoft’s decision to finally shut down support for Windows 7. This is probably also fueled by Microsoft’s urging of users to upgrade their PCs as they migrate to Windows 10, since their old hardware may not be enough anymore.
PCs are selling better and better, and Lenovo takes the crown
The top spot in terms of sales is held by Lenovo, who apparently holds a staggering 25% of the market. Second place went to HP Inc. with 22.8%, and third place was taken by Dell with 12%.
The fourth place was taken by Apple with just 7.5%. However, Apple revenues are expected to rise nonetheless now that 250M potential clients exist thanks to Windows 7‘s discontinuation.
Both Garner Inc. and IDC stated that PC sales have risen to 70.6 million and 71.8 million units respectively. This marks the first time since 2011 that PC sales have risen by a significant amount.
More so, manufacturers received a boost for the third quarter in a row from corporate clients upgrading devices. Most of them have done it to gain access to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.
Once the market is used to the idea of Windows 7 no longer being supported, sales are expecting to slow down again. Because of this, more and more manufacturers are releasing tons of devices with entirely new features, just to stimulate market growth a little bit longer.
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