Smartphone and PC

This year the PC market will shrink yet, say the analysts at Gartner. Next year, Microsoft’s newest operating system but will create impulses.

Windows 10 will take until 2017 a significantly positive impact on the PC and smartphone market according to The PC market by 1 percent to 287 million units will shrink in the current year. For 2017, the researchers then but expect an increase of 4 percent. Together with Intel’s new Skylake processor, which for the first time to support the full potential of Microsoft’s new operating system, especially ultra premium mobile and so-called convertibles would stimulate business, estimates Gartner analyst Ranjit Atwa.

Enterprise customers would switch to faster Windows 10 as in previous upgrades, Atwal is estimated. A shorter test and evaluation phase provided are likely to many corporate customers have migrated later this year on the new system. An important catalyst will be the appeal of devices, which can as both a notebook and tablet.

Smartphone growth

Gartner expects that in the course of the year, 2.4 billion PCs, tablets taken together, ultra mobile and mobile phones sold. This corresponds to a slight increase of 1.9 percent. The costs for consumers would decrease but at constant dollar value for the first time by a half percent.

Smartphones will therefore continue to be an engine for growth. The market researchers observe but also a trend towards simpler phones. Especially in China and some other emerging markets, the user attacked rather to smartphones with standard features and lower prices, Gartner analyst Roberta Cozza said.