Global PC demand grew in the second quarter of 2019, reversing two quarters of declines, according to research firm Gartner late Thursday. Worldwide sales of PCs rose 1.5% to just under 63 million units in the second quarter as businesses refreshed computers because of demand for Microsoft Corp.'s (NAS:MSFT) Windows 10 operating system. "Additionally, there are signs that the Intel (NAS:INTC) CPU shortage is easing, which has been an ongoing impact to the market for the past 18 months," said Mikako Kitagawa, senior principal analyst at Gartner, in a statement. Market share was 25% for Lenovo Group Ltd. (HKG:HK:992) , 22.2% for HP Inc. (NYS:HPQ) , 16.9% for Dell Technologies Inc. (NYS:DELL) and 5.9% for Apple Inc. (NAS:AAPL) , Gartner said.
July 11, 2019, 4:38 p.m. EDT