PC sales have risen year-over-year for the first time since 2012 and we may have Windows 10 to thank. After an initial reluctance to upgrade to PCs with the latest OS, it seems businesses are starting to cave, buying new systems en-masse. According to IDC, the PC market grew 2.7% in the second quarter of 2018, while Gartner puts it at 1.4% due to differing definitions of ‘PC'. The takeaway is that Windows 10 business PCs seem to be behind some of the growth, though they're somewhat offset by decreasing sales in the consumer market. “Once again business volume appeared to be the key driver with the top three companies reaping benefits across both desktop and notebook,” said IDC. “Moreover, the market continued to grow for both premium as well as entry models. Chrome OS-based devices, premium notebooks, and gaming PCs all further fueled the mix in the wake of improved supply and prices of graphic cards.”
PC Sales Growing for First Time in Six Years Thanks to Windows 10 Refresh in Business
Traditional PC sales have made a triumphant return thanks to businesses and Windows 10, but the growth isn't expected to last. As new mobile devices flourish, analysts expect to see a continual decrease in the market in the long-term.