The PC market grew between 1% and three% in Q3 2019, in response to analysis corporations Gartner and IDC. After six years of quarterly PC cargo declines, 2018 was combined, with adverse, flat, and optimistic quarters. 2019 is doing barely higher: Q1 was adverse, however Q2 and Q3 had been optimistic.
Gartner and IDC analysts pointed to the Home windows 10 refresh cycle within the enterprise market as contributing to the previous quarter’s achieve. With Home windows 7 hitting finish of assist on January 14, 2020, it looks as if a minimum of some companies try emigrate to Home windows 10 last-minute. Gartner stated that U.S. tariffs on China-built cell PCs had a minimal affect, whereas IDC warned of upper tariffs for PC makers on the horizon.
(Gartner additionally shares U.S.-specific figures and in Q3 2018 discovered that Microsoft had damaged into the highest 5 PC distributors. The corporate has held onto this place each quarter since. However that’s U.S.-only — Microsoft nonetheless doesn’t seem on worldwide charts.)
Gartner estimates that worldwide PC shipments grew 1.1% to 67 million models in Q3 2019. The highest six distributors had been Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple, Acer, and Asus.
As you possibly can see within the chart beneath, Gartner discovered that within the high six, solely Apple and Asus noticed declines in PC shipments. The remainder of the market was down 9.three%.
Lenovo, HP, and Dell all noticed comparable development, although the primary two are neck-and-neck. Dell’s development has slowed, however a minimum of it’s nonetheless rising.
“The Home windows 10 refresh cycle continued to be the first driver for development throughout all areas, though the magnitude of the affect different in response to native market situations and the stage of the refresh cycle,” Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa stated in a press release. “For instance, in Japan, PC shipments grew 55% within the third quarter of 2019, pushed by the Home windows 10 refresh cycle and a pending gross sales tax change. This sturdy development helped propel the overall worldwide PC market to development.”
IDC estimates worldwide PC shipments grew three.zero% to 70.four million models in Q3 2019. The highest 5 distributors in IDC’s outcomes had been Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple, and Acer.
IDC additionally discovered Lenovo first and HP second, with Dell rounding out the highest three. All three noticed development, whereas Apple and Acer declined. The remainder of the market additionally declined, by three.2%. The precise numbers, in your perusal:
“Industrial demand ought to speed up as enterprises work by means of the rest of their Home windows 10 migration,” IDC analysis vp Linn Huang stated in a press release. “The variety of months till the tip of service (EOS) date of Home windows 7 might be counted on one hand. With January 14, 2020 drawing nigh, the industrial market ought to be capable of digest the additional stock over the subsequent a number of quarters. Provide constraints could loom in subsequent quarters, so extra might not be a foul place for channel stock by means of the rest of the 12 months.”