PC sales start to stabilise thanks to a rise in gaming and Windows 10
However, analysts warn that the need for high-performance models will see component prices start to rise
Research by Canalys has revealed the PC market is stabilising, despite sales declining 2.1% to 398 million units by the end of 2018. Although shipments are set to reduce once again, it’s the lowest rate of decline for the last four years.
Businesses migrating to Windows 10 are realising the need to update their hardware, away from Intel Skylake-generation microarchitectures, while consumers are starting to refresh their PCs, choosing to buy high-performance models such as gaming PCs, Chromebooks and convertibles that offer more flexible hardware.