International research company International Data Corporation reported that in the first quarter, sales of personal computers in the world amounted to 58 million 480 thousand units, which is 3% less than sales in the first quarter of 2018. At the same time, according to economists' estimates, an even more significant drop in the index was expected due to the shortage of microchips produced by Intel. In the first quarter, the share of such major computer manufacturers as HP, Lenovo and Dell increased due to less well-known companies. In the US, there was a decrease in demand for laptops and a slight increase in desktop personal computers, which was the reason for the decline in overall sales of computers. Sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa declined for the second quarter in a row. Sales in the Asia-Pacific region also declined.