The PC market has now experienced six straight years of decline, with PC sales hitting 261 million units in 2017.

“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.” While there has been growth in sales of innovative new machines such as hybrid laptops with removable “tablet” screens, the demand was not enough to offset a drop in sales of traditional models, Gartner found.
Another factor was that people are putting off replacing desk or laptop computers because they use them infrequently, opting instead to go online with smartphones,