Global PC shipments have been declining according to Garnter, for a fifth year, which means it is a 3.7% year-to-year drop for the fourth quarter of 2016. The consistent decline is happening despite laptop makers who are working to make hardware improvements like battery life. Laptops now have better battery life. There is a clear drop in numbers, but four of the six lead manufacturers saw an increase, manufacturers such as Lenovo or HP, maintaining first and second spots. Dell and Apple also increased their profits, since Apple updated it’s MacBook Pro line for the first time in years. Asus and Acer meanwhile, both happened on notable declines seeing an 18.8 percent drop.
But in the U.S. we see numbers such as a drop with Asus of 48.3%, although in the others category, it was an 18.8 % drop. PC Gaming however, has made a comeback in 2017 if these numbers were from 2016. Popularity results from e-sports, custom built laptops, and faster software releases. http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170923/move-over-consoles-pc-gaming-is-back<The best PC games of the year are Divinity, Original Sin 2. The Best Expansion winner was XCOM 2 War of the Chosen, the Best Strategy Game was Total War, Warhammer 2. The Best Platformer was Hollow Knight along with the best Breakout Game, which is Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. The Best Setting winner was Tacoma, The Best Co-Op Game is Destiny 2. The Best Comedy Game was West Of Loathing. The Best Story was What Remains of Edith Finch, and finally, the best action game was Nier: Automata. This year PCs have gotten faster, which makes playing computer games easier. If you want gaming desktops, you will see pricing differences, the top computer for gaming is Alienware Aurora R6.