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Global PC Market Recovery Continues with 3% Growth in Q2 2024, Report

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The PC market gathered momentum in Q2 2024, with worldwide shipments of desktops and notebooks up 3.4% year-on-year, reaching 62.8 million units. Shipments of notebooks (including mobile workstations) hit 50 million units, growing 4%. Desktops (including desktop workstations), which constitute 20% of the total PC market, experienced a slight 1% growth, totaling 12.8 million units. The stage is now set for accelerated growth as the refresh cycle driven by the Windows 11 transition and AI PC adoption ramps up over the next four quarters.

"The PC industry is going from strength to strength with a third consecutive quarter of growth," said Ishan Dutt, Principal Analyst at Canalys. "The market turnaround is coinciding with exciting announcements from vendors and chipset manufacturers as their AI PC roadmaps transition from promise to reality. The quarter culminated with the launch of the first Copilot+ PCs powered by Snapdragon processors and more clarity around Apple's AI strategy with the announcement of the Apple Intelligence suite of features for Mac, iPad and iPhone. Beyond these innovations, the market will start to benefit even more from its biggest tailwind - a ramp-up in PC demand driven by the Windows 11 refresh cycle. The vast majority of channel partners surveyed by Canalys in June indicated that Windows 10 end-of-life is likely to impact customer refresh plans most in either the second half of 2024 or the first half of 2025, suggesting that shipment growth will only gather steam in upcoming quarters."




Lenovo maintained its position as the market leader in the global PC market, shipping 14.7 million units in Q2 2024, reflecting a 4% annual growth. HP followed closely, shipping 13.7 million units, securing the second spot. Dell ranked third but was the only vendor to report an annual decline, with a 2% year-on-year drop, shipping 10.1 million units. This decline was primarily due to reduced shipments in the US market, where other top vendors saw growth. Apple secured the fourth position, shipping 5.5 million units and capturing a 9% market share, marking a 6% increase compared to the same period last year. Asus rounded out the top five, overtaking Acer, thanks to the success of its gaming PCs. Asus experienced the highest growth in Q2 2024, with a 17% annual increase, shipping 4.5 million units.


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There are 1.6 billions Windows PC worldwide. Windows 10 has a 66% market share. That makes more than a billion Windows 10 PC still.

Even with "tailwinds", they will not all be replaced by new PCs this year or the next.

So, we will soon see how many switch to 11, how many are left behind and if Microsoft care about them or not.

Talking out of my ___, it think it will numbers in the hundreds of millions of PCs stuck in 10.
 
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Want the market to recover a LOT faster ?

Then stop constantly jackin prices on everything into the stratosphere, and get them back to reality (pre-rona) levels :)

Problem solved, you're welcome !
 
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Want the market to recover a LOT faster ?

Then stop constantly jackin prices on everything into the stratosphere, and get them back to reality (pre-rona) levels :)

Problem solved, you're welcome !
much like the price of everything else, that bell is rung and companies (including their shareholders) don't want it un-rung
 
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There are 1.6 billions Windows PC worldwide. Windows 10 has a 66% market share. That makes more than a billion Windows 10 PC still.

Even with "tailwinds", they will not all be replaced by new PCs this year or the next.

So, we will soon see how many switch to 11, how many are left behind and if Microsoft care about them or not.

Talking out of my ___, it think it will numbers in the hundreds of millions of PCs stuck in 10.

The business that I worked for updated everyone OSes to Windows 11, purely software update, they didn't buy any new hardware. So that is also something possible to drive adoption.

Windows 11 is worse in every metric vs 10 though.
 
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The business that I worked for updated everyone OSes to Windows 11, purely software update, they didn't buy any new hardware. So that is also something possible to drive adoption.

Windows 11 is worse in every metric vs 10 though.
My company's IT team tested W11 pro & enterprise in about 100 various but different configurations on our current hardware (all less than 1.5 yrs old), and afterwards flat out refused to update any of our 400+ production rigs with it....they said it just wasn't worth the additional labor & resources to do so at this time, due to all the bugs & issues that were popping up repeatedly and almost immediately after installation on the test machines...

Perhaps by the time W12 or 13 comes out, maybe they (M$) will have those issues resolved, but until that happens, we're staying with W10 :)
 
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My company's IT team tested W11 pro & enterprise in about 100 various but different configurations on our current hardware (all less than 1.5 yrs old), and afterwards flat out refused to update any of our 400+ production rigs with it....they said it just wasn't worth the additional labor & resources to do so at this time, due to all the bugs & issues that were popping up repeatedly and almost immediately after installation on the test machines...

Perhaps by the time W12 or 13 comes out, maybe they (M$) will have those issues resolved, but until that happens, we're staying with W10 :)
I don't know what my or even IF my company tested anything but they apparentaly decided it was worth it. As an user, I feel like it really wasn't.
Our hardware is also considerably older too. I guess they can't get billions of dollars in profit if they have to spend some money on new hardware every 3 or 4 years.
 
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Excellent news, the PC master race is on the rise! :D & that's good news for suppliers of the bits n' pieces that go into PC builds. The DIY market will be healthy.
 
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