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Global computers shipments rise by 11.2% in Q2 - IDC


Global shipments of personal computers (desktop computers, laptops and workstations) in the second quarter grew by 11.2% year-on-year to 72.3 million devices, since maintaining isolation in many countries provoked an increase in demand for laptops, according to a preliminary estimate by analytic firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

Santeri Viinamäki
Santeri Viinamäki
“Despite the problems with logistics at the beginning of the quarter, the cost and frequency of air and sea transportation approached normal (that is, levels up to COVID-19). This, combined with an increase in PC production (and, in some cases, exceeding previous levels), means that distributors around the world had a sufficient supply of devices and were ready to meet the surge in demand,” the document says.

The first place in terms of supply in the reporting quarter was taken by HP - 18.082 million devices, an increase of 17.7% in annual terms. At the same time, the company's market share grew to 25% from 23.6% in the second quarter of 2019. Lenovo took second place in terms of supply with 17.411 million computers (an increase of 7.4% year-on-year), its market share fell to 24.1% from 24.9% a year earlier.

Dell Technologies held third place: its shipments grew by 3.5% in annual terms, to 12.01 million devices. The company's market share dropped to 16.6% from 17.9% a year earlier. Apple took fourth place in terms of supply from 5.594 million devices (an increase of 36%), its market share grew to 7.7% from 6.3% in the second quarter of last year.

Acer Group closed the top 5 in terms of PC supplies: in the reporting quarter, it shipped 4.828 million devices, which is 12.7% more in annual terms. The company's market share grew to 6.7% from 6.6% a year earlier.

source: inc.com