Corona crisis, the PC market is booming

Gartner’s figures for the 1. Quarter of 2021 Corona crisis, the PC market is booming

According to the preliminary results by Gartner, worldwide PC shipments declined in the first quarter of 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, to 32 percent. This is according to the market researchers, the fastest growth year over year in two decades.

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The PC data from Gartner include Desktop PCs, Notebooks and Premium ultra-mobile, for example, Microsoft's Surface, but not Chromebooks or iPads.
The PC data from Gartner include Desktop PCs, Notebooks and Premium ultra-mobile, for example, Microsoft’s Surface, but not Chromebooks or iPads.

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Worldwide PC shipments totaled according to the Research and Advisory company Gartner, in the first quarter of 2021 at a total of 69.9 million units, which represents a growth of rich 32 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020, the preliminary results by Gartner. The market has recovered from a weak first quarter of 2020, and has the fastest growth year on year since records began in the PC market by Gartner in the year 2000.

“This growth should be considered in connection with two unique factors: by the pandemic, restricted market and the current global semiconductor scarcity,” says Mikako Kitagawa, Research Director at Gartner. “Without the shipping chaos at the beginning of 2020, the growth would have been in this quarter may be lower. However, the semiconductor shortages affected the supply chain, thereby reducing the delivery times for some PCs to extend up to four months.“

World-Wide Manufacturer Ranking Q1/2021

Lenovo also secured in the first quarter of 2021 the top spot in the global PC market, and a lush growth of 42.3 percent. The manufacturer sold around 17.5 million PCs and has a market share of 25.1 percent. HP Inc. with around 15 million units sold and a market share of 21.4 percent in the second Position, and drives an increase of 34.6% compared to the prior-year quarter. Dell was able to deliver the estimates, according to Gartner, around 11.5 million PCs in the first quarter of 2021 (16,5 % of the market share of 12.9 % growth).

Apple has sold around 48.6 percent more PCs and, thus, is estimated to have shipped around 5.6 million units (8 % market share). The Acer Group won 36.6 percent (a 5.7% market share, around 4 million delivered PCs). Asus increased by 39.7 percent and delivered a total of around 3.7 million PCs (5,4 % of the market share) “Other” as the manufacturer sold compared to the prior-year quarter, 26.4 percent more PCs (12.5 million PC shipments and 17.9 % market share).

The PC data from Gartner include Desktop PCs, Notebooks and Premium ultra-mobile, to which, for example, Microsoft's Surface Pro, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro or Apple MacBook Air count.

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