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Forecast: PCs, Worldwide, 2016-2022, 1Q18 Update

Published: 27 March 2018

ID: G00355870

Analyst(s): Ranjit Atwal , Kanae Maita, Roberta Cozza , Lillian Tay, Bruno Lakehal , Annette Jump , Mikako Kitagawa , Annette Zimmermann , Tracy Tsai


The worldwide PC market (desk-based PCs, notebooks and premium ultramobiles) will decline only marginally in 2018, with units falling 0.1% to 262.4 million from 262.7 million in 2017. However, this is an indication of the ongoing stabilization of the PC market driven by upgrade to Windows 10.

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