PC shipments dipped in the fourth quarter of 2018, largely impacted by trade tensions and a CPU shortage, according to market research firms IDC and Gartner.
Microsoft has managed to crack into the top five PC manufacturers in the U.S., in terms of shipments, in the third quarter, according to the latest Gartner report.
Market research firms Gartner and IDC both report that the PC market recorder its first year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2018.
The PC market saw its first holiday quarter growth in six years, showing signs that the market may be evening out after years of decline.
According to the latest numbers from Gartner and IDC, PC shipments were down for the fifth consecutive year in 2016.
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