The personal computer is alive and kicking, according to two PC company executives.
Dell CEO Michael Dell told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday his company is growing at a steady pace. "We've had eight quarters in a row of gaining [market] share in PCs," Dell said. "We did gain more share than the other top two competitors both worldwide and in the United States, the largest country market in the world."
Dell added his decision to privatize the company has been a contributing factor to its recent growth. "Being a private company is great," he said. "We're able to focus on medium to long-term [goals] and we're focused on our customers."
The computer manufacturer was privatized in October 2013 following numerous hits to its PC business. Dell also said he believes the company's growth can continue by piggybacking on a current PC replacement wave. "There are about 1.8 billion PCs in the world, and about 35 percent are more than 4 years old," Dell said. "What happens is every so often we come out with a new one that's interesting enough that the customer says, 'I've got to have that one.'"