CAPE TOWN - Research and advisory firm, Gartner has revealed that global PC shipments in the second quarter of 2018 have increased by 1.4%.
The number of units in total were 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4% increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to results by Gartner.
According to Gartner, this is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012.
However, just because the results saw a positive rise, this does not mean that there is a sign of market stability for the PC industry just yet said Gartner analysts.
“PC shipment growth in the second quarter of 2018 was driven by demand in the business market, which was offset by declining shipments in the consumer segment,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner.