Global device shipments, which includes PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones, will grow at a 1.9 percent clip in 2016, but overall spending will decline for the first time, according to Gartner.
The forecast highlights what is likely to be a rough year for computing devices overall. Markets such as tablets, PCs and smartphones have matured and largely stagnated. As a result, vendors will need strategies for mature and emerging markets that are stable as well as economically challenged, said Gartner.
Overall, the PC market is expected to slip 1 percent in terms of units, but increase 4 percent in 2017. Windows 10 and 2-in-1 devices will drive future growth. In addition, enterprises are expected to upgrade to Windows 10 at a faster clip than previous releases.
Mobile phone shipments will increase 2.6 percent, but overall spending will decline. Smartphones will represent 82 percent of all mobile phones in 2016.
Here's a look at the forecast.