Desktop computer sales rebound, but only because of the shortage of laptop components • The Register


The PC market saw another boom quarter in the second quarter of 2021, but analyst firm IDC also found “mixed signals” regarding future demand.

IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, announced today, reveals that global shipments of traditional PCs – desktops, laptops and workstations – reached 83.6 million units in 2Q21. That’s a 13.2% jump from the second quarter of 2020, when the world went home to work.

Here is the story of the band for the quarter:

1. Lenovo 20,005 23.90% 17,407 23.60% 14.90%
2. HP Inc. 18,594 22.20% 18 104 24.50% 2.70%
3. Dell 13 976 16.70% 12,010 16.30% 16.40%
4T. Apple 6 156 7.40% 5 630 7.60% 9.40%
4T. Acer 6 088 7.30% 5 177 7.00% 17.60%
Others 18,795 22.50% 15,551 21.00% 20.90%
Totals 83,614 100.00% 73 879 100.00% 13.20%

When considering these numbers, The register was hit by the 2.7% year-over-year growth and the shrinking market share of HP Inc. HP cannot be satisfied with this result. At least it doesn’t appear to have lost to its bigger rivals, as the sheer number of “other” vendors has grown faster than Lenovo and Dell. Apple also fell slightly in market share.

IDC noted that while the 13.2 percent growth in shipments is a figure that the PC industry would have been very pleased with at almost any point in previous years, it is well below the above growth. 55.9 percent in the first quarter of 2021 and 25.8 percent in the fourth quarter. 2020.

“The market is facing mixed signals when it comes to demand,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst in IDC’s Devices and Displays group. “With the reopening of businesses, the demand potential in the commercial segment looks promising. However, there are also early indicators of slowing consumer demand, as people shift their spending priorities after nearly a year of aggressive PC buying.

The analyst firm also noted that the growth of desktops exceeded that of laptops, attributing the blow to “shortages that have had a huge impact on the supply of laptops” rather than a revival. strength. ®

Starting note. IDC ranks Apple and Acer tied for fourth, according to its practice when there is a difference of one-tenth of a percent (0.1%) or less in shipping shares between two or more vendors.


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