Global PC shipments hit 67.2 mn units in Q3
New Delhi: Lenovo secured the top spot in the worldwide PC market with HP Inc came second as the global PC shipments hit 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2018 — a 0.1 per cent increase from the third quarter last year, research company Gartner said on Thursday.
Lenovo registered a growth of 10.7 per cent, driven by regained traction in the commercial market and its joint venture with Fujitsu. HP Inc. was second but recorded its fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year shipment growth.
“HP showed strong desktop shipment growth, which indicated strong demand among corporate buyers,” said Gartner. The EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Japan markets experienced growth in the third quarter while the US and Latin America declined.
“The PC market continued to be driven by steady corporate PC demand, which was driven by Windows 10 PC hardware upgrades. We expect the Windows 10 upgrade cycle to continue through 2020 at which point the upgrade demand will diminish,” said Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner. (IANS)