You know those iPad ads where some young whippersnapper asks, "What's a computer?" as if the PC is long dead? According to market research firm Gartner, it hasn't yet come to pass. Worldwide PC shipments actually grew by 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2018 -- the first time the PC industry has grown since 2012, according to Gartner.
In total, Gartner says the industry shipped around 62 million PCs this past three months.