Gartner and IDC say 'wild' 2019 was first year of PC market growth in seven years

Nima Green
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Both analyst firms point to 2019 as a turnaround year for the PC market

The end of Windows 7 support has helped the PC market have its first full year of growth since 2011, according to both Gartner and IDC. The analysts paint a rosy picture for the market's 2019 performance, saying Windows 10 upgrades are responsible for the consecutive quarterly uptick. IDC said global shipments of desktops, notebooks, and workstations grew by 2.7 percent to 266.7 million devices. For Q4 2019 alone, the PC market grew by 4.8 per cent year on year, claims IDC. Progra...

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