Worldwide PC shipments are expected to hit 267 million units in 2018, a 1.9 percent increase on 2017 when shipments are forecast to reach 262 million. By 2019, shipments are pegged to hit 272 million units.
This year’s PC sales are however expected to fall yet again for the sixth consecutive year, with shipments dropping three percent when compared with 2016.
According to Gartner, further adoption of Windows 10, as PC buyers come to the end of their evaluation periods, and a higher need for security will drive PC shipments.
“PC buyers continue to put quality and functionality ahead of price,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.
“Many organisations are coming to the end of their evaluation periods for Windows 10, and are now increasing the speed at which they adopt new PCs as they see the clear benefits of better security and newer hardware.”