As per the recent reports, the sales of the desktop computers this year could see an increase in the numbers. Microsoft has implemented certain plans to make Windows operating system rein in the decline in the worldwide shipment of personal computers.
According to a study by Gartner, the global PC shipments would decline lesser than in previous years. The increase in the upgrade of old business computers to the latest ones has been seen as the prime reason for such a boost in the sales of desktops this year. According to the Windows help and support team, there has been a considerable amount of increase in the sales of Windows PCs, especially over the last few months. The reports also state the same i.e. the sales of the Windows’ share of the operating systems on all the devices such as PC’s, tablets and smartphones would increase modestly in 2014.
Gartner estimated that the PC shipment worldwide would decrease to almost 308 million in 2014, which is 2.9 percent less from the previous year. As per this ongoing trend, the PC shipment sales could go well upto 317 million this year, which is much more than what was expected for this year. The projected number of sales for this year’s Windows PC shipments was estimated to be about 333.4 million, which was almost 2.3 percent from 2013. In 2015, however the sales can even reach figures that are more interesting.
As of now, the Windows’ devices shipment sales are estimated to be around 373.3 million, which is a phenomenal 12.1 percent increase. According to the Windows help and support team, many Windows users have finally relented and started migrating to the latest operating systems. This is clearly a positive sign, especially when Windows 9 is expected to arrive next year. Moreover, it is also clear that by that time, Microsoft will also implement new business strategies to boost up the sales of the latest versions of the Windows operating system.
As stated by the Financial Times, the available 26 analysts who have been offering annual price targets for Microsoft are said to have a target of $43.05. The high estimate is said to be around $50.00 while $33.00 is the lower one. When a consensus forecast was done among 47-polled investment analysts who covered Microsoft, the investors were advised to hold their position in the company. This is definitely a positive sign for the software giant.