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PC market grew for the first time in six years in Q2, Gartner says

Jeremy C. Owens

Personal computer shipments increased for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, research firm Gartner said Thursday afternoon. Gartner said that overall shipments grew 1.4% from the same quarter the year before, the first time Gartner has tracked a year-over-year gain since the first quarter of 2012. Gartner rival IDC has reported year-over-year gains for the sector in that time, but counts more form factors than Gartner, most notably Chromebooks, web-based laptops with Alphabet Inc. (googl)(goog) software.