You read it right. The PCs are not yet dead. The sales of PCs showed a growth of 1.4% in second quarter of 2018. The PC industry has showed a growth for the first time since 2012. The PC industry has shipped more than 62 million PCs in last three months. But these numbers, in no way, denote that the PC market has resurrected. It is predicted that the sales of PCs would come by 1.2% by the end of year 2018 and would further decline by 7 million units by the end of 2020.
Only big players have managed to grow their sales in the second quarter of 2018. The other minor brands showed a considerable decline in the sales of their PCs which was as huge as 12.9%. Lenovo and Dell showed the highest change in their sales which grew by 10.5% and 9.5%, respectively. Lenovo, as of now shares the top position with HP in market share which is 21.9% for each. HP showed a growth of 6.1% while Apple and Acer showed a growth of 3% each. These top 5 brands share 74.1% of the PC market. The fall of almost 13% in the other brands accounted the total growth to 1.4% in the market. It is predicted that the traditional PC market will fall by 10% by 2020 as compared to the figures collected in 2017.
PCs don’t specifically lack anything except for mobility and light weight, but these factors have hugely impacted their market. The era of PC will continue to decline despite any technological innovations in next 3 years as predicted by Gartner.