Since the outbreak of coronavirus, PC shipments have skyrocketed. The momentum was carried forward to 2021. Now, as per the latest news, renowned PC maker, Lenovo is topping the PC shipments in the second quarter of this year.
As per an IDC report, worldwide shipments of PCs, desktops, notebooks, and workstations has reached 83.6 million units in the second quarter of 2021. Statistically, it is a 13.2 per cent year on year growth. The report pointed out elevated demand for PCs has been paired with the ongoing semiconductor shortage that is impacting the supply of notebooks. The slowdown in the notebook has given desktop PCs another sustainable wave of growth in terms of sales. During this quarter, PC sales have overtaken laptops.
Jitesh Ubrani, a researcher at IDC stated that “The PC market’s hot streak continued to drive heavy investments from the supply side including the entry of new vendors as well as additional spend from underdogs. And while the top 5 continue to drive volume, the smaller vendors have helped drive growth by offering unique features or niche designs.”
It is to be noted that even though the market has seen a 13 per cent annual growth rate, it is lower than a year on year growth seen in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. In the first quarter of 2021, the industry has grown at 55.9 per cent, and in the fourth quarter of 2020, the industry grew at the rate of 25.8 per cent.
Neha Mahajan, a researcher at IDC researcher said “The market faces mixed signals as far as demand is concerned. With businesses opening back up, demand potential in the commercial segment appears promising. However, there are also early indicators of consumer demand slowing down as people shift spending priorities after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying.”
In the second quarter of 2021, Lenovo led the PC market with a market share of 23.9 per cent. It marked a 14.9 per cent year on year growth. Lenovo is followed up by HP with a market share of 22.2 per cent and Dell with a market share of 16.7 per cent. These three companies were followed up by Apple and Acer with market shares of 7.4 and 7.3 per cent respectively.