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PC demand remained strong in the second quarter

The surge in PC demand continued through the second quarter of 2021 (2Q21) despite global component shortages and logistics issues. Worldwide shipments of Traditional PCs, inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 83.6 million units in 2Q21, up 13.2% from the second quarter of 2020, according to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. Elevated demand for PCs combined with shortages that greatly impacted the supply of notebooks led to desktop growth outpacing that of notebooks during the quarter.

“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,” said Jitesh Ubrani research manager for IDC’s Mobile and Consumer Device Trackers. “And while the top 5 continue to drive volume, the smaller vendors have helped drive growth by offering unique features or niche designs.”

Though annual growth remains quite high, it has begun to taper off as the 13% growth rate in 2Q21 is far lower than the 55.9% growth in 1Q21 and 25.8% growth in 4Q20. “The market faces mixed signals as far as demand is concerned,” said Neha Mahajan, senior research analyst with IDC’s Devices and Displays Group. “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.”

Top 5 Companies, Worldwide Traditional PC Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q2 2021 (Preliminary results, shipments are in thousands of units)
Company 2Q21 Shipments 2Q21 Market Share 2Q20 Shipments 2Q20 Market Share 2Q21/2Q20 Growth
1. Lenovo 20,005 23.9% 17,407 23.6% 14.9%
2. HP Inc. 18,594 22.2% 18,104 24.5% 2.7%
3. Dell Technologies 13,976 16.7% 12,010 16.3% 16.4%
4T. Apple 6,156 7.4% 5,630 7.6% 9.4%
4T. Acer Group 6,088 7.3% 5,177 7.0% 17.6%
Others 18,795 22.5% 15,551 21.0% 20.9%
Total 83,614 100.0% 73,879 100.0% 13.2%

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