The global PC market grew to 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 2.3 percent over the fourth quarter of 2018, according to preliminary results from Gardener, For 2019, the number of PCs delivered was over 261 million units, which corresponds to an increase of 0.6 percent compared to 2018.
“The PC market has seen growth for the first time since 2011, driven by strong demand for Windows 10 upgrades, particularly in the United States, EMEA and Japan,” said Mikako Kitagawa, senior principal analyst at Gartner. “We expect this growth to continue after the end of Windows 7 support this month as many companies in emerging markets such as China, Eurasia and Asia Pacific have not yet upgraded.”
Lenovo remains in first place and was able to keep the lead HP even expand. Except for the Asia Pacific region Lenovo growth in all regions compared to the previous year. HP has seen deliveries grow year-on-year for the third consecutive quarter and have maintained their top position in the United States, EMEA and Latin America. Dell ended the fourth quarter of 2019 with a record number of deliveries, exceeding 12 million units for the first time since Gartner began tracking PC deliveries. Deliveries from Dell increased significantly more than the regional average in all regions compared to the previous year, which was largely due to the particularly strong growth in desktop PCs. PC deliveries in the EMEA region rose 3.6 percent year over year to 21 million units.