PC shipments grew in 2019 for the first time in 7 years

Smartphone shipments may have skyrocketed in the past decade, but apparently there’s still a place for personal computers. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both released reports suggesting that PC shipments were up in 2019, making it the first year since 2011 that PC shipments were up year-over-year. The increase was a modest one… and […]

Windows 10X coming to dual-screen PCs from Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo too

When it ships late next year, the Microsoft Surface Neo will be the first devices to run Windows 10X, a new version of Windows that’s optimized for dual-screen or foldable computers. But it won’t be the only Windows 10X device for long. Microsoft says it’s “soon to be followed by devices from Asus, Dell, HP, and […]

IDC: Desktop PC shipments fell to less than 100 million in 2017

Notebook computers have been outselling desktop PCs for years, but it’s probably a bit early to put desktops on deathwatch. They’re still popular among business users, gamers, and others… and according to new numbers from IDC, it looks like notebooks only outsold desktops by 1.6x in 2017. But desktop PC shipments did fall below 100 million […]

PC shipments decline for the fifth year in a row

PC shipments fell again last year… just like the year before, and the year before that. In fact, Gartner reports worldwide PC shipments have dropped every year since 2012. Computer makers still shipped a lot of hardware: according to Gartner the total for 2016 was about 270 million units. But that’s down from more than […]