Seventh year running down to the global market for personal computers, which closed down 1.3% 2018 with deliveries ' at an altitude of 253 million units. To say it are preliminary data provided by the analysts at Gartner, which show a decline of 4.3% in the fourth quarter, while in the two previous quarters had growth.
To have a negative impact, according to the experts, a shortage of processors that has "affected the ability to meet demand", and the "political and economic uncertainty in some countries, including the United States, where the uncertainty weighed heavily on SMEs.
Among Chinese companies, Lenovo has repossessed Summit, which in 2017 had succumbed to the United States. Well even Dell, while Apple ended the year down.
Lenovo last year sold 58.5 million of PCs, an increase of 6.9% annually. HP, with 56.3 million units, reported an increase of 2.1%. Also growing Dell, third with 41.9 million PCs (+ 5.3%). The first three companies together hold almost two thirds (63%) of the entire market.
Off the podium there's Apple, which in 2018 has delivered 18 million Macs, a figure down 5% year-on-year. In fifth place with 15.7 million PCs, Asus Acer barefoot, which stops at 15.3 million. Both companies are down 7.9% and in a-Asus Acer-13.5%.