Microsoft is a top five PC maker in the United States for the first time ever. The company displaced Acer as one of the top 5 makers this quarter, with a market share of 4.1%, reports Gartner.
Although the global PC market saw some impressive growth after ages in Q2 2018, this quarter has been fairly flat for the industry. With only 0.1% growth and 67.2 million units sold, there hasn’t been much growth in the market this quarter, as noted by VentureBeat. Microsoft did, however, make big movements this quarter.
The company’s Surface shipments only went up by 11,000 units, resulting in a growth of 0.1% in market share. That 0.1% growth was enough to displace Acer, making Microsoft one of the top 5 PC maker in the United States for the first time in history, six years after the company first started making Surface devices.
That’s a big accomplishment for Microsoft’s Surface brand. Although Surface hasn’t been making significant growth in recent times, it’s slowly turning out to be a billion-dollar business for Redmond. Microsoft is still far behind Apple, the fourth top PC vendor in the US, with 13.7% market share. The company’s Surface business still has a long way to go, and the new Surface devices launched last week could help continue its growth.